[CentOS] Postfix mail server procedure

Fri Nov 11 05:31:14 UTC 2011
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 21:12 -0800, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 11/10/11 4:48 PM, Christopher Chan wrote:
> >> You don't mention a mail store [IMAP Server]?  Such as Cyrus IMAP.
> >> >  Something for Postfix to deliver the mail too.
> >> >  
> > Mail store != imap server. Mail store = structure for mboxes/maildirs.
> indeed, reader protocol servers like imap, pop3, are a seperate category 
> from the traditional MTA, MDA, MUA triad.   in a sense, they are a MUA 
> proxy or service, but they aren't the MUA, thats the client application 
> (Thunderbird, etc).   In spite of some claims to the contrary[1], they 
> aren't the MDA, thats something like procmail which the MTA uses to 
> deliver the mail to a mailbox.
> [1] first google hit on related keywords claimed imap/pop were part of 
> the MDA.



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