[Dovecot] maildir location

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Mar 17 18:26:45 EET 2011

On Thu, 2011-03-17 at 11:19 -0500, upen wrote:

> Question : Can I change mail_location for maildir to be somewhere
> other than ~/.maildir. ( like /var/mail/%u/Maildir, where /var/mail is
> local storage). 


> By the way, I am confused about one setting in postfix : home_mailbox
> = .maildir/ in main.cf . Does this really play any role? If so, which
> parameter should be changed and to what and with what permissions to
> the new directory.

If Postfix delivers the mails, rather than Dovecot LDA, then yes you'll
need to configure Postfix also to deliver correctly. Maybe it would be
easier to just switch to Dovecot LDA: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/LDA

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