[Dovecot] writing an MDA, help me avoid corrupted indexes

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Dec 14 20:29:48 EET 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 10:03 -0800, Lee Howard wrote:
> Curtis Maloney wrote:
> > Have you checked out Dovecot's own LDA?
> No, but I just did, and it looks like exactly what I need... except that 
> it doesn't support passwd-file auth.  Or am I missing that?

It uses dovecot-auth directly, so you don't have to configure users for
the LDA separately.

> The website documentation on this matter is noticeably outdated.
> > Do you, by chance, have your mail partition mounted 'noatime'?
> No, but I think that my indexing problem is that my self-made LDA/MDA is 
> not following maildir spec in file naming and construction.  I'd prefer 
> to use deliver if I could.

As long as the filenames are always unique (eg. inode numbers get
reused), there should be no problem. Dovecot doesn't require any index
updates either from MDA. What errors are you getting?

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