[Dovecot] mbox vs maildir

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at cardgate.net
Mon Jan 31 08:38:52 EET 2005

poohba at blkpoohba.dyndns.org wrote:
>> I take it you're not using Dovecot for POP3, then?  If not, any 
>> particular reason why not?
> Yes I am using Dovecot for POP3, it wasn't working before but it started 
> working.  I changed: default_mail_env = 
> mbox:/home/%u/mail:INBOX=/var/spool/mail/%u  to something else and then 
> restarted dovecat service then changed it back and restarted the service 
> and it would then allow me to get pop.

What did you change it to, out of interest?

If you can get your mail via POP3, then you should be able to get the mail via 
IMAP, assuming it's enabled in the config file.

What happens when you try to connect to IMAP?  Are there any messages in the 
log files?

>> 2) Which version of Dovecot?
>     0.99.11

This is a fairly old version, now... you might want to see if there are 
updates to 0.99.13

>> 3) What are you migrating from?
>     I kind of migrated from FC1 but It was a fresh install i just
>     transfered /home/* from the old hd to the new one.

Ah.  As I understand it, FC1 shipped with Cyrus-IMAP or something.  You may 
have to clean up some of the subscription files.  Check on the Dovecot WIKI 
for details, such as http://wiki.dovecot.org/Migration

You may also want to check http://wiki.dovecot.org/MissingMailboxes if you 
still have troubles.

Curtis Maloney

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