[Dovecot] Moving new email from the mail spool to the inbox

Adrian Barker A.Barker at ucl.ac.uk
Fri May 4 19:04:04 EEST 2007

Thanks for replying. We cannot easily change the way we deliver email,
as we have over 30,000 users, who use a mixture of imap, pop and Unix
email clients, so we have to continue to deliver email to a central mail
spool. The MTA that we run is Exim, which has the flexibility to deliver
into the 'Inbox', but we need to remain compatible with non-IMAP mailers.

Adrian Barker,
University College London.

Andy Shellam wrote:
> Hi Adrian,
> I'm thinking this is more of an issue with your MTA, as usually that's
> responsible for delivering into the mailbox's Inbox.
> You might want to look at Dovecot's LDA, "deliver"
> (http://wiki.dovecot.org/LDA).
> Deliver takes an e-mail piped from your MTA, with appropriate options on
> the command-line, and delivers it into the relevant mailbox correctly.
> Regards,
> Andy.
> Adrian Barker wrote:
>> We are considering switching from the Washington UW IMAP server to
>> Dovecot for performance reasons, but we make use of the feature in the
>> UW server that automatically moves new email from the mail spool to the
>> IMAP INBOX. Has anyone implemented this in Dovecot, or considered
>> implementing it ? We have a large number of users, so cannot easily
>> change the way that we deliver email.


Adrian Barker, Information Systems
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
External phone: +44 20 7679 5140,  Fax (+44) 20 7388 5406
Internal phone: x 25140
Email: A.Barker at ucl.ac.uk

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