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Can someone describe a working SNI configuration? If i try to do it, dovecot won't start. Schrottfresse (talk) 09:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

A little late, but I've not tried using SNI with services outside of HTTP. Is there a need outside of using multiple hostnames for the same instance? Perhaps using a SAN (UCC) certificate and just having multiple user sources would be more appropriate. You can get free SAN certs, with five hostnames from StartCom now if cost is the issue. DJ L (talk) 05:39, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Refactoring article for multiple user sources

Any objection to refactoring this article to cover more topics? I've not come up with a preferred layout just yet, but virtual user examples should be covered for common setups. I was thinking of taking the PostfixAdmin example from the Virtual_user_mail_system article for users in MariaDB, and ripping my own configs out of the SOGo article for an AD example (those articles can both link here), and moving the TLS and Seive configurations to their own sections, also adding LMTP and SASL configs. We'd end up with much more complete information, but it would, by nature, kill the current start to finish configuration example. I'd like to do the same for Postfix as well. I think leaving the existing article alone (with the exception of TLS and Seive), just dropping it into a "Local" section, then add a "Virtual" section, and sub-divide that for AD (OpenLDAP too?) and SQL, with the other four at the bottom. Comments/Suggestions? DJ L (talk) 05:33, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Minor correction for ManageSieve Server

IMHO the note "Add sieve to protocols in dovecot.conf" can be dropped. protocols is (by default) expanded with sieve in /etc/dovecot/conf.d/20-managesieve.conf. But it should be mentioned that cp /usr/share/doc/dovecot/example-config/conf.d/20-managesieve.conf /etc/dovecot/conf.d/20-managesieve.conf is necessary. - Langen (talk) 10:01, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Missing default configuration files

Article states there should be some configuration available here: `/usr/share/doc/dovecot`. I installed dovecot today and found this directory missing.

I checked at the source ( and doc folder with example configs is there.

Gregosky (talk) 19:04, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Need to clarify assumptions

In particular the last point:

  • A MDA has already been set up to deliver mail to the local users.

as Dovecot itself is listed as a MDA in the linked wikipedia page.