[Dovecot] What about saving your INBOX at ~/mbox ?

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at merl.com
Fri May 21 15:30:15 EEST 2004

Hi, folks. I'm testing out RedHat's "Fedora Core 2" release, which has
switched from the old WashU imapd to dovecot-0.99.10. Overall, this
looks like a really, really good move on their part: it looks like a
very sweet little tool without some of the ingrained idiocy of Mark
Crispin insisting that every home directory consist of nothing but
mbox files and allowing you to use a configurable subdirectory by
default, ~/mail.


There is one feature of the old WashU imapd that I miss, though. That
daemonn could be configured to automatically transfer the user's email
to the "~/mbox" upon activation of the daemon, effectively reducing
the size of the /var/spool/mail/{username}" mail spool and helping
keep the user's disk usage in their home directories, not in
/var/spool/mail. This can be a good thing for various reasons.

But I don't see any way to enable that behavior for dovecot. Is there
something I'm missing, or do folks feel it would be reasonable to add?


				Nico Kadel-Garcia
				Systems Engineer
				Mitsubish Electric Research Lab
				<nkadel at merl.com>

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