[Dovecot] Can virtual mailboxes created automatically?
tss at iki.fi
Thu Apr 16 01:41:31 EEST 2009
On Sun, 2009-04-12 at 11:02 +0800, Xueron Nee wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-04-10 at 13:06 +0800, Xueron Nee wrote:
> > > I set a virtual namespace, and for new users, there is no root dir for
> > > it.
> > .
> > > Apr 10 12:14:41 mail dovecot: IMAP(test1 at xueron.com):Namespace 'virtual/': virtual: Root mail directory doesn't exist:/home/data/test1 at xueron.com/Maildir/virtual
> > So do you want to create some virtual mailboxes automatically, or do you
> > simply want Dovecot to ignore the namespace if the directory doesn't
> > exist?
> I think create virtual mailboxes automatically is much better for me :)
> I want to let users to set up there virtual mailboxes for POP3. So, a
> default or template of 'dovecot-virtual' for auto-created virtual
> mailboxes is good :)
Well, that's something I don't think Dovecot should really do
internally. You have two possibilities:
1) Create that directory structure immediately at the same time when you
add the user to your userdb.
2) Use a post-login script (http://wiki.dovecot.org/PostLoginScripting)
that does something like:
if [ ! -d $HOME ]; then
cp -R /etc/dovecot/template $HOME
And I suppose there could be also 3) a new plugin that does basically
what 2) does, but I'm not really interested in implementing that.
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