April 17, 2012

 Updating Dovecot

Newer versions of Dovecot contain updates to the handling of uidlist files - the issues of which, may lead to difficulties when receiving emails via POP3 or IMAP. It may be a good idea to update your installation.

Atmail 6.3.6 uses the 1.2 branch; newer versions of this branch are available for download via: http://www.dovecot.org/download.html

To update, just do the following:

1.) Download the latest sources from the above link:

% wget "http://www.dovecot.org/releases/1.2/dovecot-1.2.17.tar.gz"

2.) Untar, then go into the untarred directory:

%  tar xvfz dovecot-1.2.17.tar.gz
% cd dovecot-1.2.17

3.) Stop the Atmail service:

% /etc/init.d/atmailserver stop
4.) Configure, install:

% ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/atmail/mailserver/ --with-mysql --with-ldap --with-docs=no
% make && make install

5.) Start the Atmail service:

% /etc/init.d/atmailserver restart

Congratulations! Now you have the latest Dovecot binaries installed.

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Contad @ 10:18 pm

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