[Dovecot] dovecot for imap

dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us dhottinger at harrisonburg.k12.va.us
Mon Apr 30 21:07:14 EEST 2007

Quoting John Peacock <jpeacock at rowman.com>:

> 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:
> 	http://wiki.dovecot.org/TestInstallation
> 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.
> John
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Looks like dovecot is indeed looking to deep:
Apr 30 14:05:44 mail dovecot: IMAP(dhottinger): Effective uid=3548,  
gid=3548, home=/home/dhottinger
Apr 30 14:05:44 mail dovecot: IMAP(dhottinger): mbox:  
Apr 30 14:05:44 mail dovecot: IMAP(dhottinger): mbox:  
root=/home/dhottinger/mail, index=/home/dhottinger/mail,  

How do I back it up to /home/dhottinger using mail_location =  

Or can I define /home/username?

Dwayne Hottinger
Network Administrator
Harrisonburg City Public Schools

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