[Dovecot] Gettings mails recently moved to a folder

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Dec 2 19:44:51 EET 2013

On 2013-12-02 12:24 PM, Florian Lindner <mailinglists at xgm.de> wrote:
> I've read the warnings about having mail == home but honestly I don't
> understand. Sorry if I miss the point here, but I'm eager to learn.

Sorry, I don't understand the gory details of the 'why' myself beyond 
the obvious - when you tell dovecot where the mail_location is, it 
expects there to *only* *be* *mail* there.

Expecting dovecot to handle every possible circumstance of other 
possible files that someone might decide to dump in there is unreasonable.

Not to mention the possibility of some other software messing with 
dovecots files.

It simply is a really, really bad idea to use a directory that the user 
has direct access to for their mail location.

You don't put postfix's spool directory in home do you?


Best regards,


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