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Thread: Dovecot SSL/TLS

  1. #1
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    Aug 2010

    Dovecot SSL/TLS

    Would anyone know how to go about configuring dovecot to use port 465 or 587 for outgoing email? Right now I can connect to my server using imaps 993 and outgoing port 25 with Normal Password authentication and STARTTLS security.. It may be my inexperience but this doesn't seem that secure. Would someone be able to explain how to config dovecot to use SSL/TLS and port 465?

    The server is running Ubuntu 11.10 with postfix and dovecot.

    If you need any log/config posts from me please let me know.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    Re: Dovecot SSL/TLS

    Has anyone else seen this before?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007

    Re: Dovecot SSL/TLS

    Hopefully you solved this by now... but I'll add this to the "info pool" as this thread has been left hanging...

    I'm using ubuntu 12.10 Server

    To get port 587 working you need to add in a line into

    587 inet - - - - smtpd

    I've not had any joy with SSL/TLS on port 465, which I did the same thing ( added a line into the but I ended up getting the ole "relay access denied"... So it's not a biggy for me.

    So like yourself, I'm using SSL/TLS IMAP 993 and STARTTLS SMTP 587 running on two systems bouncing emails around with "happy" abandon... After a Lot of deciphering and a few AHA moments I might add.

    I'll be going back to STARTTLS on both so my IMAP will be 143. From my reading STARTTLS is as good as either choice.

    Only the persistent get these things working and probably go slightly mad in the process!

    Last edited by ausome; December 14th, 2012 at 02:22 PM.

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