[Dovecot] Mail disappearing

John R. Dennison jrd-dovecot at gerdesas.com
Wed Aug 10 21:15:02 EEST 2005

On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 05:36:27PM +0100, Paul Tansom wrote:
> I'd assumed (well, such as I'd really considered it much) that this was
> a standard way of doing things (either documented or undocumented), but
> that is clearly a rash assumption. I've not had much experience of
> qmail, I did have an installation to work with once and found the
> bizarre way it stored its configuration files as multiple hidden . files
> in the /var directory structure (iirc) to be such an odd and annoying
> way of working that I never really considered it as an option for my own
> installations. A bit like Cyrus IMAP where it has its own way of
> configuring something (I really can't remember what now) that meant it
> wasn't suited to any form of local server based mail access - as an
> aside I see that this too uses the . separator for the folder hierarchy.

	qmail stores only sysem-wide aliases as dot files, homed in
	/var/qmail/alias, user-based aliases are in ~/.qmail-* -
	everything else should be in /var/qmail/control as normal
	non-dot files.


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