[Mageia-discuss] Remote login

Mika Laitio lamikr at pilppa.org
Sat Mar 31 22:56:06 CEST 2012

On 03/31/2012 03:42 PM, Oliver Burger wrote:
> 2012/3/31 Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com>:
>> Le 2012-03-30 17:30, Oliver Burger a écrit :
>>> Am 30.03.2012 23:22, schrieb Marc Paré:
>>> But in the long run, wouldn't it be better to use some server side
>>> filtering?
>>> Perhaps setting up an imap server? But I don't have much experience on
>>> that.
>>> Oliver
>> I hadn't thought of running an imap server, but this does sound appealing
>> for my uses. I wonder if  it would be too "resource" demanding to ask from
>> my desktop computer to do both imap as well as my regular work on the
>> desktop.
> No, a standard setup (postfix and dovecot) does not use many resources
> and is rather easy to setup.

I use this combination + spamassassin on the server side.
Users can have their own automatic filtering of emails to inbox
subfolders by doing a file dovecot.sieve in their home folders which can
for example then have rules like this:

if header :contains "subject" ["[Mageia-dev]"] {
	fileinto "mageia-dev";
if header :contains "X-Spam-Flag" ["YES"] {
        fileinto "spam";
else {

This rule would basically move all mageia-dev messages to mageia-dev
folder, all messages detected by spamassassing to spam folder and then
keep all other messages in the inbox.

Setting up the spamassassin daemon parts was most confussing and I do
not have exact guides in my hand. (web was floating with various guides
for postfix+dovecot+spamassassing combination from which some worked
while some did not...)


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