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[HEADS UP] Dovecot 2.0

Hi Dovecot users,

Dovecot version 2.0.x is now available as pkgsrc/mail/dovecot2.  There are a
few important changes you should be aware of:

1) Configuration is moved into a subdirectory pkg_sysconfdir/dovecot, split in
multiple files, and a lot of settings have been changed.  You have two options
to upgrade your configuration:

- convert your old config using the "doveconf" tool (into a single and minimal
  new config file)

- diff your old config to the old default, and start over using the new config

The dovecot2 package will simply ignore your old configuration, so without
intervention, Dovecot will startup with the default config which is probably
not what you want!

2) The dovecot-sieve and dovecot-managesieve options are gone, Sieve support
is now available as a separate package: mail/dovecot2-pigeonhole (as the new
implementation that no longer requires patching dovecot).

3) The default Sieve port was changed to the IANA-assigned port 4190 (instead
of 2000), so change your configuration if needed.  You can configure Dovecot
to listen on both ports if desired.  Also, the protocol is now referred to as
the IANA-registered "sieve" in the configuration (instead of "managesieve").

See for
more information on the new Sieve implementation.

See for more information on upgrading

The mail/dovecot package will continue to track the 1.2.x version branch.


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