[Dovecot] question about snarf plugin in dovecot 2

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Dec 4 01:14:58 EET 2010

On 3.12.2010, at 22.19, Tom Lieuallen wrote:

> I'm trying to get the snarf plugin working with dovecot 2.0.7. Specifically, I want to use the UW-IMAP style optional snarfing.

v2.0.7? It requires v2.0.8, which I just released..

> I'm looking at the wiki2 documentation.  The first question is whether the UW-IMAP optional snarfing will require any changes to the mail_location.  The first section suggests (but doesn't specifically state, which I'd propose be clarified) that mail_location be updated to point at ~/mbox for INBOX.  However, with the optional snarfing, sometimes inbox will be at /var/mail and for some users, it'll be ~/mbox.  What, if anything, do I do to mail_location?

Added a comment there:

# keep mail_location etc. settings as above

> Does it matter where (in which config file) the plugin block is placed?


> mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u:INDEX=/a2/imap-index/%u

~/mbox here instead of /var/mail/%u

> BTW, the dovecot-2.0.7/docs/wiki appear to be from wiki1, not wiki2...  :-)

Oh .. It was supposed to be using wiki2.. Have to look into it what the problem is.

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