[Dovecot] Popping without home directories

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Nov 12 16:52:40 EET 2004

On 10.11.2004, at 09:32, Andre Grove wrote:

> I tend to e-mail user accounts to my servers with /sbin/nologin and 
> /dev/null as their shell and home directories respectively.
> I have discovered that Dovcot does not like it when a user does not 
> have a home directory. Obviosly the user POP3 and not IMAP! :P
> Is there a work around for this? I have a suspicion it is one of the 
> chroot option, but I do not know the meaning chroot.

This isn't possible, and I don't really have plans to make it possible. 
Home directory is required for IMAP, and Dovecot is mostly an IMAP 
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