[Dovecot] Dovecot and Mail.app

James Andrews thenetimp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 06:32:00 UTC 2006

Hi Barry,

I'm not 100% sure really.  I am new to dovecot as well.  I am using  
the up2date rpm for RHLE3, as I just got this server running and  
didn't have a lot of time to run with the latest, so the version I  
use is a little older, but from what I understand mail_location uses  
the same syntax as default_mail_env.  When I tried not defining  
INBOX, it didn't work the way I wanted it too.  I don't know if the  
newer version is better at handling that or not.


On Dec 26, 2006, at 1:20 AM, Barry Warsaw wrote:

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> On Dec 26, 2006, at 1:15 AM, James Andrews wrote:
>> default_mail_env = mbox:%h/mail/:INBOX=/var/spool/mail/%u
>> This is what I used to get Mail.app to work with dovecot.  Just  
>> modify the paths to match your system.  Keep your mail prefix  
>> empty in the Account settings.
> Hi James, thanks for the quick reply.
> I'm using maildir and my understanding (from reading dovecot.conf)  
> is that default_mail_env is replaced by mail_location.  My  
> mail_location setting is:
> mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
> I think I don't need to specify INBOX when using maildir, right?
> Again, thanks,
> - -Barry
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