ClearOS provides both POP and IMAP servers for providing mail delivery to desktop clients.
If you did not select this module to be included during the installation process, you must first install the module.
You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:
The base mail domain is used by a number of apps: SMTP Server, IMAP, Mail Filter, etc. Each app saves this information in its own configuration file, but we really only want to see the domain in one place in the user interface. That's where the Mail Settings app comes in.
Go to System|Account Manager|Account Manager to make sure the accounts system (users/groups) is running.
Go to System|Settings|Mail Settings to set the mail domain.
Go to System|Accounts|Users to create a few users. Please make sure the SMTP Server User and IMAP and POP Server User are enabled for the user.
Go to System|Accounts|Groups to create a group or two. You will see a new option when adding/editing a group: Distribution List. If you leave this option enabled, the group becomes a mail distribution list (e.g. email@example.com will go to all the members of the sales group).
Go to Server|Mail|IMAP and POP Server and start all the servers (if not running).
Mail Server Protocols
The mail server supports four different protocols:
We strongly suggest using the secure protocols if possible. Keep in mind, you will need to generate an SSL Certificate to enable the secure protocol.
Some mail clients support the push e-mail feature (also known as the IMAP Idle feature). With this feature enabled on both the server and client, e-mail will appear in your mailbox as soon as it arrives. This feature is most useful on wireless and handheld devices. The following mail clients are known to support push e-mail (IMAP Idle):