Chapter 9. IMAP server

The IMAP server let's You access Your mail on the mailserver, which is a smart thing when You have multiple machines, all needing to access the same mailbox.

I have chosen to install the courier-imap daemon, which should be all right for me.

As I'm starting out only using the server on my internal network, I have NOT opened anything in the firewall to allow access to the IMAP server.

9.1. Installing courier-imapd

To install the IMAP server we need to add some packages

apt-get install courier-imap-ssl

And if You just remember to edit /etc/pam.d/imapd, then You should be all set for a normal imap session.