[Dovecot] mbox and maildir

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Oct 15 00:28:07 EEST 2004

On 15.10.2004, at 00:03, Shane Kerschtien wrote:

> Is it possible to mix maildir and mbox formats with dovecot?  For 
> example, I would like ~/mail to be in maildir format yet keep the 
> inbox (/var/mail/%u) in mbox format.  If so, how may I go about this?


> Or am I stuck not being able to create subdirectories in ~/mail?

It's possible to create subdirectories under ~/mail. It's just not 
possible to create a mailbox which also has submailboxes (ie. UNIX 
doesn't support files being also directories).

Creating directories is usually done with IMAP clients by appending '/' 
after the mailbox name. Or simply creating the whole mailbox as 
"sub/mailbox" without creating "sub".
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