[Dovecot] Problems with Mailstorage path.

Raja T Nair rtnair at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 18:17:10 UTC 2006


I have created symlinks to all the mail folders with caps in their
name. but that does not solve the issue. If a user types in mixed case
username( e.g. RtNaiR for rtnair ), dovecot creates a new mailfolder
for that username; Is there a way to instruct dovecot not to create a
mailbox and throw an error if the folder does not exist?


On 12/12/06, Kenny Dail <kend at amigo.net> wrote:
> > > > Currently I've configured dovecote to find user's mail folder like this:
> > > > dovecot.conf
> > > > mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%u/Maildir
> > >
> > > Thats a good setup. For simplicity's sake, why not use it?
> >
> > :) yes i agree. but the problem is that some of the existing ldap
> > entries need to be changed. there are more than 15,000 mailboxes and
> > problem users are randomly distributed. currently i'm using
> > courier-imap and it perfectly lands each user in his/her own mailbox.
> > the only problem i find with courier is that it becomes sluggish at
> > peak hours.
> I'll admit I'm ignorant in matters of ldap, is it really very hard to
> pull a list of all aberrant entries? With only 15000 total accounts,
> even if they all needed correcting, it wouldn't take very long to
> symlink them all.
> --
> Kenny Dail <kend at amigo.net>

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