[Dovecot] Server-side mail archiving - possible dovecot lda feature?

Michael Surette msurette at laframboise.net
Fri Nov 3 15:20:31 UTC 2006

On Friday 03 November 2006 08:30, Charles Marcus wrote:
> Hi Timo,
> I have a question on the feasibility of adding the capability directly
> in dovecot LDA (or maybe this wouldn't be the correct place?) to provide
> a server-side mail archiving feature.
> What I'd like is a simple way to define a maildir, ie:
> vmail/archive/$user/Inbox
> and
> vmail/archive/$user/Inbox.Sent
> And then have the dovecot LDA deliver a copy of all mail (incoming and
> outgoing) to this archive folder.
> Is the dovecot LDA the best place for this to go? Or would an entirely
> new plug-in be more appropriate?
> My boss may be willing to pay to have this capability added. I have
> investigated other third party solutions, but I would prefer something
> that is tightly integrated with dovecot.
> I look forward to your response...

As discussed elsewhere in this thread, the LDA is not the appropriate place 
for this feature, the MTA is.  I do something similar already with sendmail 
using milters.  As I understand it, postfix also has milter capability, so a 
postfix/milter guru is likely what you're looking for.



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