[Dovecot] keep users from deleting email

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Apr 14 16:51:57 EEST 2008

On 4/14/2008 9:42 AM, Adam Williams wrote:
> I looked on the dovecot website, but didn't find an answer.  With 
> dovecot 1.0, is there a way to keep users from deleting their email?  So 
> that when they click the delete button on their email client, nothing 
> happens/dovecot refuses to delete email, etc?

I was thinking about a possible plugin - call it maybe 'fake-delete or 
something - that would move all messages that a user deletes to a hidden 
folder in their maildir, for admin purposes... you could also use the 
expire plugin to keep this from growing indefinitely.

But to prevent them from deleting them altogether? Why?

If you just want a read-only maildir, just do that - so only admins can 
delete messages from protected accounts...


Best regards,


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