Dovecot

Provides the Dovecot IMAP/POP server to store and access emails.

Components

  • Dovecot

Configuration

The managed configuration provides the following setup:

  • Mails are stored in maildir format in /srv/vmail/<domain>/<user>.
  • Access is possible via IMAP(S) and POP(S) on all interfaces.
  • The SSL certificates are self-signed by default.

Interaction

Service users may place custom configuration directives into /etc/dovecot/local.conf.

Service users may reload dovecot using sudo /etc/init.d/dovecot reload. The init-script can be also used to restart dovcot using sudo /etc/init.d/dovecot restart.

A limited set of doveadm(1) subcommands is available to users with sudo-srv permission. Examples:

sudo doveadm mailbox list -u user@domain
sudo doveadm auth test user@domain password
sudo doveadm who

Monitoring

  • Dovecot processes running
  • IMAP(S) port reachable and responsive
  • POP(S) port reachable and responsive
  • Log checks for /var/log/mail