[Dovecot] How to serve two "inboxes" via imap
rmj at ast.cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 15 12:40:40 EET 2005
In our setup we have mail delivered to /var/spool/mail/<username>.
Many users like thunderbird as their MUA and we typically have
thunderbird set up to read mail using a movemail account with the local
mail directory set to ~/mail so that the mail can be read easily by pine
So, when a user clicks the "Get Mail" button in Thunderbird, mail is
moved from /var/spool/mail/<username> to ~/mail/Inbox.
Although I can serve other folders from ~/mail my imap clients don't see
~/mail/Inbox, they see just /var/spool/mail/<username> as INBOX.
Can anyone advise please how to make the ~/mail/Inbox available as well
via imap using dovecot (currently using 1.0-alpha5). We currently use
default_mail_env = mbox:~/mail/:INBOX=/var/spool/mail/%u
More information about the dovecot