[Dovecot] Dovecot features

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at cardgate.net
Wed Apr 9 01:54:16 EEST 2008

Phan Thanh Diện wrote:
> Hi,
> We would like to switch from courier-imap to dovecot. I have installed 
> dovecot on a machine running FreeBSD 6.3 and now testing it. My 
> questions are below:
> 1. Can I configure dovecot to delete all files that are older, say 10 
> days, from defined mail boxes (for example Trash or Spam).

Yes - take a look at the "expire" plugin: http://wiki.dovecot.org/Plugins

> 2. After I access mail box (using web mail squirrel imap) all emails 
> moved from 'new' directory to 'cur'. Then messages are not accessible 
> for pop3. Such behavor doesn't occur with courier-imap. Can I force 
> dovecot to behave like courier-imap?

That shouldn't be.  If you're using Dovecot for both POP3 and IMAP, your 
mail client will be able to see all the mail no matter which protocol you 
access it with.

However, your mail client may be ignoring mail that's been "Seen".  I'm not 
sure why courier would behave differently with this.

Have you read the migration guide? http://wiki.dovecot.org/Migration/Courier

> Many thanks for help.
> Dien Phan

Curtis Maloney
cmaloney at cardgate.net

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