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    where to ask

    I'm somewhat new to linux / ubuntu and am trying to do a proof of concept.

    I have installed a ubuntu server and installed postfix on it. The intent is to operate as a local (no internet) mail service.

    I can successfully send and receive emails as long as I log onto the server.

    I'm trying to use Thunderbird on a windows machine on the same local network to retrieve mail, but I am unsuccessful.

    My searches have not come up with this exact configuration, and I'm afraid the example differences are causing me confusion.

    My question is this: Where would I look for an answer? Ubuntu, postfix, or Thunderbird. I think I've tried them all.

    Thank you for any direction.

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    Re: where to ask

    Look at installing a POP/IMAP server too. Courier is a good place to start looking.

    Thunderbird will connect to the POP/IMAP server (IMAP is my preferred option) and the POP/IMAP server will get the mail from Postfix.

    I found the following site to be very helpful when I was doing this a few months ago:
    http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/
    Adjust to suit your use-case.
    Can't think of anything profound or witty.
    My Blog: http://gonzothegeek.blogspot.co.uk/

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    Re: where to ask

    Thanks for the help.

    fwiw:

    I replaced mbox with Maildir

    I replaced dovecot with courier

    Thunderbird had its own configuration issues, but finally got it all to work.

    I'm sure a small step for the wise, but for me - a big success

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    Great, glad you got it working. Very satisfying, isn't it?
    Can't think of anything profound or witty.
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    Re: where to ask

    Quote Originally Posted by spynappels View Post
    Great, glad you got it working. Very satisfying, isn't it?
    Now if I can only get MantisBT to play.

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