[nSLUG] Greetings, I just subscribed

Tim Goodaire tgoodaire at linux.ca
Thu Aug 12 17:47:49 ADT 2004

Hello Mike,

Glad that you could join us. Unfortunately, NSLUG doesn't have regular 
meetings. Actually, we hardly ever get together. Perhaps we could 
arrange a meet-up of some kind soon. A few of us hang out at #nslug at 
irc.oftc.net. You should drop by and say hi some time.

A couple months ago, I set one of my Debian systems as an IMAP server, 
pretty much the way that you're looking to do it. My email setup goes 
like this:
fetchmail -> postfix ->clamav -> procmail -> spamassassin -> mailboxes

I run dovecot as my IMAP server. I don't believe that I had to do much 
to set it up. It pretty much worked "out of the box". Actually, the 
whole thing went pretty smoothly. I set it up by configuring fetchmail, 
postfix, and procmail first. Once I had it working enough to sort my 
mailing list emails into various mailboxes, I added the clamav and 
spamassassin steps to the processs.

It's very convenient. I love being able to access my email from anywhere.

Let me know if you get stuck at any particular point, and I'll try and 
help you out.


Michael D. Crawford wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Mike Crawford.  I just subscribed to the list, and thought 
> I should introduce myself.
> I moved to Truro last fall from Maine in the US.  My wife is a 
> Canadian citizen who is sponsoring my immigration here.  I'm a US 
> citizen.  It was my wife's worst nightmare that someday she would 
> marry an American :->
> I work out of my home as a software consultant, my company homepage is 
> http://www.goingware.com/  Lately I do embedded software, mostly 
> firewire storage.  I used to do mostly GUI work, having written for 
> the Mac OS since 1989.
> I have two Debian testing systems, one a PowerPC Mac 8500 that runs 
> Linux full-time as an IP masquerading gateway and samba server, and 
> the other a Pentium III box that mostly runs Windows 2000 but also can 
> boot Linux and BeOS.  I used to run Slackware on it but switched to 
> Debian after I lost my boot drive last week.
> I am user MichaelCrawford at each of http://slashdot.org/ 
> http://advogato.org/ and http://www.kuro5hin.org/
> Does the NSLUG have meetings?  I couldn't find anything about meetings 
> on the Wiki.  I would enjoy meeting any of you in person because I 
> don't know a soul around here who uses anything but Windows or who 
> knows how to program.
> I'm also looking for tips on how to set up my Debian Mac as an IMAP 
> server.  What I want to do is download my mail from my hosting service 
> via POP, filter it for spam and viruses, and serve it with IMAP so I 
> can store it on the Debian box but read it from any of my machines.  I 
> also have a Blue & White G3 that runs Mac OS X, and an OS X iBook.
> What I do now is read my email with elm while ssh'ed in to my hosting 
> service.  It's very primitive, but elm is the only email client I have 
> found so far that will handle the vast quantity of email I recieve 
> without falling over.  I think though that if I had an IMAP server set 
> up with filtering and separate mailboxes for each list I'm subscribed 
> to that any IMAP client would work fine.
> Ever Faithful,
> Michael D. Crawford
> GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting
> http://www.goingware.com/
> crawford at goingware.com
>    Tilting at Windmills for a Better Tomorrow.
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