[Dovecot] POP users complaining about multiple copies of mail

H. Wade Minter minter at lunenburg.org
Tue Nov 16 20:02:36 EET 2010

On Nov 16, 2010, at 12:57 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 12:47 -0500, H. Wade Minter wrote:
>> I've just gone in and set mail_location
>> root at bunning:~# dovecot -n | grep mail_loc
>> mail_location: maildir:~/Maildir
> What, you're using maildir after all? Then you should remove this
> setting:
> mail_privileged_group = mail
>> Is there anything I need to do about the mbox/UIDL issue?  Config variables to tweak?
> If you're using Maildir, there's almost no chance of UIDLs changing. You
> could of course manually log in and check:
> telnet localhost 110
> user foo
> pass bar
> uidl
> Save the output -> look at it again after user redownloaded mails ->
> compare the output to see if it had changed (besides the intentional
> message deletions and new messages).

Yes, I'm using Maildir, sorry.  I've removed that mail_privileged_group setting (I think I had it set when I was testing some migration FROM mbox).

The UIDL seems to be staying the same, so maybe the answer is having them delete/recreate their Outlook POP accounts?

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