To sum up, the first 3 lines of the configuration file contains
the information necessary to read the messages received.
The 4th row indicates where will be stored mails received or sent, and that other files to manage the inbox.
Lines 5 and 6 of the configuration file contains information needed to get the mail.
Instead of specifying the name user and/or the password (in light)
in the configuration file, one can ask the operator to seize
In this case, the corresponding lines be like syntax:
It is also possible to specify in the configuration file a crypted
password. To avoid revealing whole or part of the key of encoding
by using it 2 times, the username will remain without encoding.
In this case, line 3 will have the following syntax:
Let see the following chapter for more details on the manner of proceeding.
By default, the various tools of Libremail use port 110 to communicate
with the POP server and 25 to communicate with SMTP server. If your
Internet provider forces to use another port to receive the emails or
to send them, you can specify it in the first and the last line of the
configuration file following the name of the POP server or SMTP server.
In this case, the lines concerned will have like syntax :
Some emails providers as Gmail force to use a software layer called SSL
using cryptography for the examination and the recovery of the emails.
In this case, it is the port 995 which must be used.
To directly integrate SSL into Libremail would have resulted in to multiply by more than 10 the size of the 2/3 of the tools of Libremail. This solution was not selected. In the place, it is proposed to you to install the command stunnel and to configure it so that the data forwarding by port 995 use SSL encoding.
Some Internet providers force to use SMTP authentification to send emails.
In this case, there is not need to use an additional software, but an
additional file is necessary to describe the authentification phase.
The 6th line of the configuration file will then contain the path to this file preceded by the symbol >
The configuration files can be anywhere on the computer. However, if they
are not in the current directory, it would be necessary to indicate an
absolute or relating access path to the file, which would be not very
The environment variable libremail_cfg makes it possible to specify the absolute access path to the directory which will contain configuration file(s) used. Thus, it will be enough to just indicate the name of the configuration file (with or without the suffix .cfg).
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