[Dovecot] Newbie about Mbox or Maildir
bob at cemetery.homeunix.org
Wed Aug 11 22:21:38 EEST 2004
On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 15:43:40 +0900
alan premselaar <alien at 12inch.com> wrote:
> Zoong Pham wrote:
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org
> >>[mailto:dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org]On
> >>Behalf Of nino at swiftdsl.com.au
> >>Sent: Tuesday, 10 August 2004 3:07 PM
> >>To: dovecot at dovecot.org
> >>Subject: [Dovecot] Newbie about Mbox or Maildir
> >>Thanks in advance. I am not sure if my system is setup to use
> >>'mbox' or
> >>'maildir'. How do I find this out?
> >>I am running an OpenBSD (v3.5) box with an Intel P3
> >>motherboard. I have
> >>installed the OpenBSD port of Dovecot (0.99.10) and have
> >>manually started
> >>dovecot and configured the ssl certificates as per the
> >>documentation. As
> >>far as I can tell there is no problems but I am confused
> >>about 'mbox' and
> > It's mbox.
> > The default MTA of OpenBSD is Sendmail.
> More specifically, this is related to your local delivery agent (LDA).
> Although I'm not extremely familiar with default OpenBSD
> installations, it's been typical for default RedHat installations (up
> to and including RH 9) to have sendmail installed and configured to
> use procmail for its LDA.
> while recent versions of procmail can support maildir format, it
> defaults to using mbox format.
OpenBSD uses mailer.local which is part of the sendmail distribution but isn't supported under Linux, so Linux needs procmail.
mailer.local only supports mbox. You can still install procmail on OpenBSD to get all the nice filtering and maildir support but you have to play with the sendmail m4 config to set it up.
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