[Dovecot] setting mail_home and vacation

Andreas Meyer anmeyer at anup.de
Thu Dec 20 11:41:07 EET 2012

Daniel Parthey <daniel.parthey at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:

> > > Where is that user's home directory, then? (Where is its
> > > .dovecot.sieve?) That is the path that mail_home should be set to.
> > 
> > It's /var/spool/vhosts/xyz.de/archiv . It's one file, a mbox. There is no
> > .dovecot.sieve. This mbox is flushed various times a day by a MUA.
> > This user archiv is a virtual user and has no home directory, just a mbox.
> Your mail_home needs to be a directory, not a file.
> mbox files should be located inside a subdirectory of your mail_home.

Thank you, got it! And migrated the users to the new location of the
mboxes. Great! That makes everything much easier.

> Regards
> Daniel


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