[Dovecot] Adding mail to dovecot directories

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at gmx.de
Tue Aug 3 12:05:08 EEST 2004

Chris Dean <ctdean at sokitomi.com> writes:

> I run mailagent (which is similar to procmail) to filter all my
> incoming messages.  I would like mailagent to put these messages
> directly into my dovecot server.
> What I'm doing right now is to create files (one per message) in the
> "~/mail/.folder-name/new" directory, or in the case of INBOX, in the
> "~/.mail/new" directory.  I have ~/.mail as my maildir.
> The files created have MH style names: "1", "2", etc. and the names
> are often reused throughout the day.  That is, the file named "1"
> might be created dozens of times per day with new contents.
> Is this the right way?

No, it isn't.

Please check both of these documents, the original


and the updated unique identifier:


Matthias Andree

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