[Dovecot] Using mail_chroot and default_mail_env
sound_man_dan at fastmail.fm
Sat Aug 5 13:32:31 EEST 2006
Settings for mail_chroot and default_mail_env are not playing well together.
It seems that default_mail_env is verified to exist *before* the chroot
but is later used *after* the chroot.
A configuration like this:
* mail_chroot = /var/mail/example.com/username
* default_mail_env = maildir:/Maildir
Fails with the message:
* stat(/Maildir) failed: No such file or directory
As a work-around, I created an empty directory named Maildir *outside*
of the chroot. The relevant portions of the filesystem now look
something like this:
NOTE: The empty /Maildir directory is owned by root.
NOTE: Each /var/mail/example.com/username directory and up is owned by
NOTE: Each /var/mail/example.com/username/Maildir directory and below
is owned by the email user.
After successful testing with the "static" settings above, I was able to
pull the per-user settings for mail_chroot in from PostgreSQL using home
to over-ride mail_chroot.
If anyone else has been having trouble with mail_chroot +
default_mail_env, hopefully this work-around will help.
Finally, I should mention my system, just in case I am the only one
* Xen + Linux 184.108.40.206 + Debian 3.1 + ( Dovecot 1.0rc2 in chroot )
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