[Dovecot] dbox - how to awaken the monster
odhiambo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 10:53:38 EEST 2009
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 4:06 AM, Daniel L. Miller <dmiller at amfes.com> wrote:
> Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>> I thought so. Now I have seen, read and understood (so far)
>> However I do not see any examples for configuring dovecot for dbox. Is it
>> easy as s/maildir/dbox/g in the following:
>> mail_location =
> Not quite. And "configuration" is not "migration" - keep that in mind if
> you're trying to change an existing system.
> Given the above, I'd do:
> mail_location = dbox:/var/spool/virtual/%d/%n/dbox
> Keep in mind dbox is 100% proprietary to Dovecot. While indexes are
> supplemental - even optional - for the other formats, part of what makes
> dbox special is that the mails are stored in the indexes. So your
> configuration that has the indexes split off to different folders probably
> isn't a good idea if you're going to dbox.
>> And suppose I wanted to redeliver mail stored in dbox, using the MTA?? For
>> example, I have used the following script to redeliver mail stored in
> I don't think this would be an option anymore. Maildir stores the raw
> message in a simple file - which makes such manipulation easy. Dbox will
> store it in a proprietary format. Unless a utility is provided that would
> accept a dbox message-id and return a raw message (haven't seen one
> advertised) you would have to use some kind of IMAP interface to accomplish
> this. If such access is important to you - stick with maildir.
>> Ok. Sorry it looks like I have unending questions:(
> Never apologize for seeking knowledge.
One last question: There was a mention of a script to migrate from Maildir
to dbox. Where is it?
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