Purpose of This Manual
This manual describes the structure, configuration, and use of PMDF's popstore and MessageStore. The intended audience is system managers who want to become familiar with how these two stores operate and are managed. It is assumed the reader is familiar with PMDF and the operating system on which PMDF is installed. Note also that the POP3, IMAP, HTTP, and poppassd servers used by the popstore and MessageStore are documented in the PMDF System Manager's Guide and not in this document. This is because, on UNIX and OpenVMS platforms, those servers also serve out message stores native to those operating systems.
This manual does not provide a description of the popstore or MessageStore suitable for end users. End users do not directly interact with these stores: instead they interact with a POP3, IMAP, or Web client which in turn, through a PMDF server, interacts with the store in question.
Owing to time constraints, a fully-integrated PMDF MessageStore and popstore manual is not yet available. However, much of the documentation for the PMDF popstore applies to the PMDF MessageStore. A number of chapters in this manual will speak solely about the popstore. However, unless noted otherwise, the chapter likely applies to the MessageStore as well as the popstore. Chapter 2 provides information specific to the MessageStore as well as noting any significant differences with the popstore.
Overview of This Manual
This manual serves as both a configuration and usage guide for the popstore. It also provides technical information for programmers wanting to write code which interacts with the popstore via the popstore's API.
An overview of the popstore is provided in Chapter 1. Configuration instructions may be found in the PMDF Installation Guide & Release Notes. Directions on using the web-based management interface are provided in Chapter 4; see Chapters 6 (UNIX and NT) or 7 (OpenVMS) for directions on using the command line management utility.
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