[Dovecot] ~/.maildir preferable to %h/Maildir and ~/Maildir?

Roy Marples uberlord at gentoo.org
Sun Nov 5 18:20:07 UTC 2006

On Sunday 05 November 2006 17:58, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-11-05 at 12:53 -0500, Jeff Kowalczyk wrote:
> > 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
> > file:
> >
> >  -default_mail_env = mbox:/var/spool/mail/%u:INDEX=/var/dovecot/%u
> >  +mail_location = maildir:~/.maildir
> Where did you get rc12? In my tarball there are still:
> #   mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
> #   mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
> #   mail_location = mbox:/var/mail/%d/%1n/%n:INDEX=/var/indexes/%d/%1n/%n
> No "~/.maildir" anywhere, and I don't recommend using it either.

Probably from Gentoo as we sed the config file a bit for Gentoo defaults and 
package USE flag selection.

The defaultt maildir location on Gentoo has always been ~/.maildir instead of 
~/Maildir. Why this is, I really don't know - you'll have to speak with the 
net-mail team (of which I'm not a member)

This isn't new behaviour either - the Gentoo ebuild has been doing it since I 
took it over in the 0.99 range :)


Roy Marples <uberlord at gentoo.org>
Gentoo Developer (baselayout, networking)

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