[Dovecot] Confused about Maildir

Patrick Westenberg pw at wk-serv.de
Mon Nov 22 02:54:47 EET 2010

Glen Lee Edwards schrieb:
> I'm trying to configure Dovecot 2.0.7.  In the Dovecot Wiki for Maildirs
> it says that Maildirs are almost always located in ~/Maildir. I'm a
> Linux end user, not a programmer, so I may be wrong in this; but isn't
> the notation "~/" used for system users only to reference their home
> page; /home/<user>? If that's the case, then does that mean that
> Maildirs can only be used with system users and not with vmail accounts?

In this case "~/" is the home_directory for your mail users which can
be (and usually is) different from the system users.

Maildir can be used for system and vmail users.

My mail home_directory is /var/mail so ~/Maildir is translated to

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