Next step is configuring the IMAP part of our mail server. I prefer IMAP over POP3 because it will enable me to easy setup an web based mail service for users who don’t have access to their personal e-mail client, another benefit is that you can use any computer with a mail client to access all your mail. A downside to this solution is that all the users mail will be located on my server, my Mac mini came with a 80 Gb harddisk and that is very sufficient for the amount of users I have currently, but it is also very easy to add a USB or Firewire drive to your Mac mini and then storage space is no issue.
The configuration files for Courier IMAP daemons are located in ‘
/usr/local/etc/‘ and the file to edit at this step is ‘
imapd‘ as we have chosen to locate the mailboxes in a different location. Change the last line in the file from:
If you want to offer POP3 to your users you will need to edit the ‘
pop3d‘ file in the same location and make the same changes as for the ‘
Next step: Starting your basic mailserver