[Dovecot] extra fields with "passwd" userdb

Willie Gillespie wgillespie+dovecot at es2eng.com
Sat Dec 11 00:07:45 EET 2010

Patrick McLean wrote:
> Hi,
> On 10/12/10 01:30 PM, Kui Zhang wrote:
>> Hello
>> It is is possible. You just need to replace the.
>> maildir: prefix with mdbox:, for  mail_location, for each one of the
>> test mail boxes.
> Thanks for the reply, although I am not sure you understand the
> question. I know what I need to do, I just don't know how (syntax to use
> in the dovecot configuration file) to change the mail_location on a
> per-user basis with the "passwd" userdb backend.

I am no Dovecot expert, but maybe you could add a passwd-file userdb 
alongside your regular userdb.

Then for the users you want to test with:

See <http://wiki.dovecot.org/AuthDatabase/PasswdFile>

The thing I'm not sure about is which order you should list your userdb 
sections in the config file such that "passwd-file" takes precedence 
over "passwd".


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