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Updating Dovecot

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PROBLEM
I want to upgrade my Atmail installations version of dovecot.

ENVIRONMENT

  • On-Premise Server + WebMail Installations: Version 6.x

CAUSE
Newer versions of Dovecot contain updates to the handling of uidlist files - the issues of which, may lead to difficulties when receiving emails via POP3 or IMAP. It may be a good idea to update your installation. Atmail 6.3.6 uses the 1.2 branch; newer versions of this branch are available for download via: http://www.dovecot.org/download.html

RESOLUTION

  1. Download the latest sources from the above link:
    wget "http://www.dovecot.org/releases/1.2/dovecot-1.2.17.tar.gz"
  2. Untar, then go into the untarred directory:
    tar xvfz dovecot-1.2.17.tar.gz
    cd dovecot-1.2.17
  3. Stop the Atmail service:
    /etc/init.d/atmailserver stop
  4. Configure, install:
    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/atmail/mailserver/ --with-mysql --with-ldap --with-docs=no
    make && make install
  5. Start the Atmail service:
    /etc/init.d/atmailserver restart
  6. Congratulations! Now you have the latest Dovecot binaries installed.
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