[Dovecot] Migrating UW-POP3 mbox storage to Dovecot POP3 mbox storage

Rickard Svoren rickard at xpress.se
Wed Aug 17 10:23:25 EEST 2005

Thanks Timo

I decided to create home-directories for all users and one INDEX 
directory, works fine now.

Best Regards, Rickard

Timo Sirainen wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 15:05 +0200, Rickard Svorén wrote:
>>We are now migrating both hardware and software to an new server running RHEL 
>>4, i have copied all user mbox files from the old RH9 server to the new RHEL 4 
>>server (/var/spool/mail) but when the users are trying to get their mail they 
>>can login but Dovecot is complaining about some IMAP dirs missing, see attached 
>>docs. I would like to still use POP3 and mbox with Dovecot, is this possible ? 
>>I would rather not have to change the user files.
>Dovecot wants to store at least index files somewhere. Changing their
>location elsewhere gets you further:
>default_mail_env = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u:INDEX=/var/index/%u
>Although Dovecot still wants to create the ~/mail directory and fails if
>it can't. You could probably just delete that part of the code
>(src/lib-storage/index/mbox/mbox-storage.c create_root_dir()) although
>then you'd have to be sure that the directory exists for IMAP users. I'm
>not sure if I should change this in any way for the main Dovecot

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