[Dovecot] ~/.maildir preferable to %h/Maildir and ~/Maildir?
jtk at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 5 17:53:46 UTC 2006
I have a recently deployed dovecot server and am readying another. Upon
updating to rc12, I note the following change in the default dovecot.conf
-default_mail_env = mbox:/var/spool/mail/%u:INDEX=/var/dovecot/%u
+mail_location = maildir:~/.maildir
Integrating this change to my local dovecot.conf:
# formerly used default_mail_env = maildir:%h/Maildir
# dovecot default mail_location = maildir:~/.maildir
mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
With unix users of the form:
each having ~/Maildir, should I:
1) use the ~/.maildir form over ~/Maildir.
2) use the ~ instead of %h
3) do anything for dovecot's benefit (reindex, etc.) besides a per-user
'mv ~/Maildir ~/.maildir' if 1).
I came straight from an ancient sendmail mbox setup to dovecot, so I want
to do things the best-pracitce IMAP/dovecot way. Thanks.
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