An APT repository is now available for manitou-mail, with the latest manitou-mdx packages for amd64 and i386 architectures.
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/manitou.list with these contents:
# for Debian 7 or 8 deb http://manitou-mail.org/apt/ jessie main # for Ubuntu 14.04 and other current versions deb http://manitou-mail.org/apt/ trusty main
(the distribution codename is obtained from `lsb_release -c` )
apt-get update apt-get install manitou-mdx
The first time, the installer now asks if it should install the database.
When choosing Yes, it creates a new database as indicated (assuming a default PostgreSQL cluster is up and running), and auto-starts (configured in
The default source of mail defined in
/etc/manitou-mdx.conf is also
the Maildir directory for manitou as a user
/var/lib/manitou/Maildir). Then if the system is configured to use
Maildir, messages directed to the local address
will end up directly into the database.
Hopefully, these changes will make it easier to start with manitou-mdx compared to the previous versions of the package.
On Debian, the default maildrop destination is still mbox files
/var/mail/$USER), and delivery happens through procmail. maildir is
always a better choice. With procmail, this is configurable by putting
If not using procmail, for example if postfix is responsible for the maildrop,
home_mailbox = Maildir/
See https://wiki.debian.org/MaildirConfiguration for more details.