spam folder and POP users

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Thu Nov 20 22:35:35 UTC 2014

Am 20.11.2014 um 23:29 schrieb Robert Moskowitz:
> I am new to actually running dovecot.  I actually still use POP as I
> have for YEARS and thunderbird does not make it easy to convert to IMAP...
> My server is moving all tagged spam into the IMAP spam folder.  Very
> nice for the IMAP users, but not for the POP users.  Of course the
> server don't know, and the mysql database for users does not have any
> flags for this.  Don't want my server to fill up with spam from POP
> users that don't know to check via IMAP.
> I am using roundcubemail for the webmail IMAP client.  Is there any way
> for POP users to indicate that they do not want spam so nicely auto
> moved to the IMAP spam folder?

dovecot just don't know if it is a "POP3 user"
it is just a user

what about setup a better spam filter so you can deliver the 5-10 spam 
messages just to INBOX with [SPAM] added to the subject?

to give you some numbers: 1200 users, 150 flagged messages per day

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