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How can I install Courier-IMAP on a cpanel server? Is it compatible?

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  1. BianchiDude

    BianchiDude Well-Known Member
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    How can I install Courier-IMAP on a cpanel server? Is it compatible?
     
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    Yes:

    /scripts/convert2maildir

    but keep in mind that all of your users will have to resubscribe to all of their mail folders via IMAP or a webmail program like Squirrelmail. If they don't they won't be able to see their e-mail.

    Personally, I wouldn't convert until CPANEL has all the kinks worked out, but that's up to you.
     
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    Oh, don't worry about mbox to maildir conversion problems! I had a handful of tedious issues, all of which were resolved through a bit of common sense, thinking, patience and practice.

    Nothing like the potential loss of everyone's mail to get the adrenaline going - better than a strong cup of coffee!
     
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    What is the difference between mbox and maildir? By just converting to maildir will the idle command work or do I have to still install courior?

    Resubscribe to their mail folders, wha?
     
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    1) Just a different method of storing mail.
    2) That script installs Courier as well
    3) In Squirrelmail, click Folders, then scroll to the bottom and select all mailboxes and move them to the subscribed box.

    Suggestion: If you don't really understand this process or how it will affect your server, then you should probably stick with uwimap instead of trying to change over to Courier. So long as you have a recent build of cPanel 10.8.1 installed on your server (build 60 or later) the security issue in uwimap has been patched.

    It seems cPanel plans to switch over to Courier at some point (~v11.x) but that doesn't mean you have to do it now unless you really need it for some other reason.
     
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    Thanks, and thanks a lot!!
     
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    UPDATE - NEVR MIND - FOUND THIS THREAD http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=44941


    Appreciate any clarifications that can be provided onmoving to Courier

    Seems running this: /scripts/convert2maildir
    does all the work, converts the mailbox storage, uninstalls cppop and config/installs/starts courier? Corrent?

    Users currently use pop3 only, no IMAP, and mostly access from clients like eudora and outlook, with some webmail vai horde or squirmail

    Sounds like the mail clients will nto be affected and the webmail clients might? Squirmail only or Horde as well?

    Allan
     
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    Neomail doesn't work with the new maildir format, so it gets disabled. The other 2 work because cPanel handles updating their config files to handle whichever format you happen to be using.

    If you or your clients have installed a webmail client for personal use (rather than using cPanel's included clients), you will likely need to update the configuration to take into account the new maildir format and Courier IMAP client, so make sure you test those after the conversion.

    Regards,

    Aric
     
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