[Dovecot] Maildir

Jeff Graves jeff at image-src.com
Wed Jun 1 18:03:19 EEST 2005

>However, when I send a message to another user on the same server it 
>writes the message to:
>   Folder: /var/mail/someuser

You need to change procmail defaults (these are from my notes of a fresh
fedora core 1 install):

	--> Configure procmail
	# Change the location where sendmail/procmail delivers mail. We want
to change this to the 
	# home folder for users and we want to tell procmail to deliver mail
in the maildir format
	# instead of the mbox format for better performance.
	/*** /etc/login.defs ***/
	#QMAIL_DIR	Maildir
	#MAIL_DIR	/var/spool/mail
	MAIL_FILE	Maildir/
	/*** END EDIT FILE ***/

	/*** /etc/procmailrc (new file) ***/
	/*** END EDIT FILE ***/	

	/*** /etc/profile ***/
	export MAIL=~/Maildir/
	/*** END EDIT FILE ***/

Also, make sure that the Maildir directory and new, cur, tmp directories
exist under all of the users home dirs.

Jeff Graves, MCSA
Customer Support Engineer
Image Source, Inc.
10 Mill Street
Bellingham, MA 02019

508.966.5200 - Phone
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