How to uninstall dbmail from Ubuntu

Uninstall dbmail

To uninstall just dbmail package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove dbmail

Uninstall dbmail and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the dbmail package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove dbmail

Purging dbmail

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of dbmail from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge dbmail

To delete configuration and/or data files of dbmail and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge dbmail

dbmail package information

name dbmail
section mail

base package for the dbmail email solution

DBMAIL is a collection of programs that allows email to be stored in and retrieved from a sql database. It supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and Sqlite3 as database backends, LDAP and Sieve. Supported client protocols are: POP3, IMAP4, LMTP. This packages support Sqlite3 and LDAP authentication.


More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

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How to install dbmail package on Ubuntu