[Dovecot] dovecot for imap
jpeacock at rowman.com
Mon Apr 30 20:52:41 EEST 2007
dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us wrote:
> They are for a fact invisible. I tried to subscribe to them. They dont
> show up.
Then indeed you have the wrong mail_location directive in the
configuration file. You should follow all of the steps listed here:
starting with step 5. Unless someone on the list has *exactly* the same
setup as you do, I would perform those tests yourself, since anyone
random user's suggestion for mail_location should be considered a WAG
(wild a$$ed guess).
> However, new folders can be created. Looks like dovecot
> created a folder in /home/user named mail, and Maildir. mail has
> userfolders in it and Maildir has their inbox. Does this sound right?
> Currently my users inbox is /var/mail/spool/mail.
For one thing, if your existing "user created folders" exist in the top
level /home/username folder, then this is certainly wrong:
mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
since that would store the user folders inside a directory called "mail"
in their home directory (which is what you found, right?).
One last suggestion, make sure that you restart dovecot completely after
making changes to the config file; it sounds like at somepoint you had
something else in mail_location, which is why you have a Maildir.
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