[Dovecot] Virtual user folder configuration
Daniel L. Miller
dmiller at amfes.com
Tue Mar 31 21:39:49 EEST 2009
Daniel L. Miller wrote:
> Since I'm going to make a change to my folder structure, what would be
> recommended so I can avoid the need in the future?
> All my mail users are virtual - they have no existence in /etc/passwd,
> nor do they have folders under /home. At this time, all mail is being
> delivered to maildir:/var/mail/%d/%n - and the home is the same (which
> is becoming more of a problem).
> As I see it, I have the choices of:
> 1. Place mail underneath home, as in /var/mail/%d/%n/mailbox
> Probably the simplest, but adds a level to the folder hierarchy. Does
> that matter in any way?
> 2. Place home underneath mail, as in /var/mail/%d/%n/home (unless THAT
> poses a problem as well, with a non-mail folder visible to the mail
> Leaves mail alone - but means the home folder is visible from within
> the mail system.
> 3. Relocate home totally outside mail, as in /var/mail/home/%d/%n
> Would provide isolation - but more difficulty in administration,
> particularly adding/deleting users.
> Any suggestions?
Wow. My list matches almost word for word the wiki entry on virtual
users. And since I see the preferred choice is option #1 - guess that's
what I'll do unless I hear different.
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