Dovecot Bulletin

Kevin Kershner cstkersh at
Mon Feb 22 15:45:42 UTC 2016

It also got the bulletin out to new users without admin intervention.

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From: Doug Hardie<mailto:bc979 at>
Sent: ‎2/‎22/‎2016 4:02
To: Dovecot Mailing List<mailto:dovecot at>; Timo Sirainen<mailto:tss at>
Cc: Kevin Kershner<mailto:cstkersh at>
Subject: Re: Dovecot Bulletin

> On 20 February 2016, at 18:14, Timo Sirainen <tss at> wrote:
> On 21 Feb 2016, at 02:50, Kevin Kershner <cstkersh at> wrote:
>> I'd like to revisit and old post if I may, will/does Dovecot support the old
>> qpopper "Bulletin" ability?
>> Basically I need a simple way of posting bulletins to all domain users.
>> Qpopper maintained a bulletin db for each user and sent them the next
>> bulletin in sequence.
> I guess there could be a plugin that does this check on each login. But would it actually be useful? Why would it be better than simply sending the mail to all the users? For example:
> doveadm save -A < bulletin.txt

The reasons for bulletins as I see it are:

1.  The doveadm save command is undocumented.  It does show a cryptic line in the output of the command "doveadm".  However, it doesn't give any clue what it does or how to provide the message.  Your note above provides considerably more information on that command.   I tested it and it works as you have indicated though.

2.  The doveadm save command causes the email to be saved in each user's mailbox.  If you have a lot of users, thats a lot of wasted disk space.  Qpopper's bulletins only kept one copy and every user downloaded from that copy.  All that was retained per user was a counter of the last bulletin's sequence number that was downloaded.

— Doug

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