[Dovecot] Using MySQL For Mailboxes?

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Mar 8 18:01:56 EET 2010

On 2010-03-08 10:52 AM, Carlos Mennens wrote:
> *PS* I was told that Dovecot doesn't support MySQL mailboxes. I
> think it does. Am I wrong?

You're confusing 'mailboxes' with user mail 'settings' and/or user

Dovecot does not currently support storing users mail in any sql
database, although 2.0 is supposedly going to make it easier to
implement this with a plugin for anyone wants to write the code.

What you are reading about re: dovecot+mysql is simply using MySQL as
the backend for your user info. It can be as simple as username and
password, or you can add quota management, and even more (custom user
storage locations, etc) with extra_fields:


Dovecot is extremely flexible with respect to configuration management.


Best regards,


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