View Full Version : [ubuntu] Dovecot over top of unused Postfix?

December 31st, 2009, 06:09 AM
I am wanting to set up full mail service
on my brand new Karmic Koala just recently
installed on a box that had used to run
NetBSD 2.0.2.

I want to send and receive mail from the
local net of where Ubuntu
runs and also one static IP from a Netgear
router on SDSL 65 miles away.

I had gotten started with this how-to...


...and it went as described.

Bu now, with no mail clients having yet
to employ Postfix, I am having second
thoughts, thinking I might better have
gone with this one...


...because it is fully supported by Ubuntu.

The latter mentions choosing mbox instead
of maildir if I had already installed the
Postfix from the prior how-to.

This seems to indicate it is okay to install
Dovecot over the top of Postfix. But I'm a
little timid to just go ahead do that...put
in Dovecot leaving Postfix in place. Is that
really okay, or not?