[Dovecot] Server-side mail archiving - possible dovecot lda feature?
anmar at gmx.net
Fri Nov 3 15:00:30 UTC 2006
Charles Marcus escribió:
> I did quite a bit of googling, and there doesn't seem
> to be a good OSS solution to archiving all email on a server, which is
> why I am asking about this here.
Maybe because they're not needed? Any decent mta will allow doing
'shadow' deliveries given a set of conditions, so all archiving needs
can be met by configuring the mta (in exim land this can be done as an
unseen router or in a system filter, neither of which require
> anmar at gmx.net said:
>> dovecot LDA has already -m that allows what you're looking for, just
> > make your MTA do a second delivery adjusting LDA arguments.
> Well, since I'm not a programmer, I wouldn't know where to begin, which,
> again, is why I asked.
Well, it's not a programming issue, it's a MTA configuration one.
> Why would you object to some extra options to the LDA that would support
> feeding Postfix (or other MTA's via a documented list of arguments for
> each supported MTA) the required command(s) to accomplish the delivery
> to the correct maildir?
Let's say you're delivering using dovecot lda as '/path/to/lda/deliver
-d $user', then you need your mta do a second delivery invoking
'/path/to/lda/deliver -d $user -m Archive'. That's all. Both for
'incoming' (two LDA deliveries) or 'outgoing' (one smtp and one LDA
Then if you're mta does not allow that sort of configuration, you need a
more flexible mta :)
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