[Dovecot] Courier to dovecot migrations
stan at hardwarefreak.com
Tue Mar 16 12:40:27 EET 2010
Daniel Grilo put forth on 3/16/2010 5:08 AM:
> Well, I've been all day yesterday solving this .. and of course a simple
> [root at magenta ~]# chmod a+rx /opt/mailboxes/
> allows me to see the mails from scanner user.
> The only problem now is when sending mails to that user I still get a
> warning: connect #3 to subsystem private/dovecot: Connection refused
> I don't think I can set postfix to deliver directly to maildir instead
> of passing through dovecot ?
> I don't know if the home_mailbox directive allows us to use vars like %u
> ? or can you see anything wrong in my confs !?
What version of Postfix?
Do you have the following in main.cf? Postfix must know where to find the
Dovecot delivery agent. In your main.cf snippet you tell Postfix to deliver
to Dovecot but you don't tell how. You need the how:
mailbox_command = /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/deliver
mailbox_command = /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver
mailbox_command = /usr/lib/dovecot/deliver
# or wherever it was installed in your system.
Get dovecot LDA working. There's no reason you can't. But, to answer your
other question, yes, you can have Postfix drop mail directly into maildirs.
Both questions are answered here. Hit the web page, as all the parameters
are hot linked to more thorough usage information.
The default per-user mailbox is a file in the UNIX mail
spool directory (/var/mail/user or /var/spool/mail/user);
the location can be specified with the mail_spool_direc-
tory configuration parameter. Specify a name ending in /
for qmail-compatible maildir delivery.
Alternatively, the per-user mailbox can be a file in the
user's home directory with a name specified via the
home_mailbox configuration parameter. Specify a relative
path name. Specify a name ending in / for qmail-compatible
Mailbox delivery can be delegated to an external command
specified with the mailbox_command_maps and mailbox_com-
mand configuration parameters. The command executes with
the privileges of the recipient user (exceptions: sec-
ondary groups are not enabled; in case of delivery as
root, the command executes with the privileges of
Mailbox delivery can be delegated to alternative message
transports specified in the master.cf file. The mail-
box_transport_maps and mailbox_transport configuration
parameters specify an optional message transport that is
to be used for all local recipients, regardless of whether
they are found in the UNIX passwd database. The fall-
back_transport_maps and fallback_transport parameters
specify an optional message transport for recipients that
are not found in the aliases(5) or UNIX passwd database.
In the case of UNIX-style mailbox delivery, the local(8)
daemon prepends a "From sender time_stamp" envelope header
to each message, prepends an X-Original-To: header with
the recipient address as given to Postfix, prepends an
optional Delivered-To: header with the final envelope
recipient address, prepends a Return-Path: header with the
envelope sender address, prepends a > character to lines
beginning with "From ", and appends an empty line. The
mailbox is locked for exclusive access while delivery is
in progress. In case of problems, an attempt is made to
truncate the mailbox to its original length.
In the case of maildir delivery, the local daemon prepends
an optional Delivered-To: header with the final envelope
recipient address, prepends an X-Original-To: header with
the recipient address as given to Postfix, and prepends a
Return-Path: header with the envelope sender address.
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