[Dovecot] Maildir and Solaris UFS acls

Tom Lieuallen toml at engr.orst.edu
Tue Dec 21 10:57:46 EET 2010

thank you.  I believe I have found a workable solution for now.  I am 
using acls within the cur/new/tmp directories of queue1.  group2 can't 
get in the front door of that maildir folder, so those file system acls 
don't hurt anything.

I guess acls got me into this mess, so they should get me out of it too. :-)

thank you

Tom Lieuallen

Tom Talpey wrote:
> On 12/20/2010 6:42 PM, Tom Lieuallen wrote:
>> I have a centrally located shared imap folder location.  We have several
>> maildir folders with different file system permissions.
> ...
>> Is there any way to configure dovecot such that if a person moves or
>> copies a message to another imap folder, it creates a new file instead
>> of doing a link or mv or whatever?
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailLocation/Maildir?highlight=%28maildir_copy_with_hardlinks%29 
> The default for maildir_copy_with_hardlinks is "yes", so you may
> want to turn it off manually. But, I'm not sure you really want
> to do this. Dovecot acls can protect the files from imap access,
> and exporting them via a raw filesystem seems counterproductive
> to your security goal. Also, performance will suffer.

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