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Servidor de Email –; Part 3 ; Dovecot

This is the third part of the process of creating the mail server on a CentOS 8. If you came here by accident, You should read first the previous publications

Part 1 ; Instalação dos Pacotes

Part 2 ; Configurar MariaDB

Dovecot is an MDA (Mail Delivery Agent) means is an agent that transport messages from Postfix to virtual message boxes. In this section we will configure the Dovecot installation to force users to use SSL when they connect, in this way never sending passwords in plain text mode.

I always like to keep the original files of any definition for if I end up getting lost while changing settings. I can say that this step is not needed if you are doing this tutorial entirely, However, If you already have a previous configuration and is just improving it I strongly suggest you make copies of your files.

In our case, the configuration files will be in /etc/dovecot/conf.d/. We can then make copies with the command:

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