[Dovecot] Migrating to Maildir -> path

Andy Shellam andy.shellam-lists at mailnetwork.co.uk
Sun May 13 17:14:43 EEST 2007

Hi Wouter,

We do this already, whereby mail is stored like, for user at domain.com, in 
/some/path/domain.com/user.  The paths are stored in a virtual user 
database in PostgreSQL which Dovecot authenticates against.  And yes, 
/Maildir is redundant, unless you plan on storing any non-mail stuff in 
the same user directories (e.g. web pages or something.)


Wouter de Jong wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm in the process of migrating to Maildir, and I wondered what would 
> be an acceptable path.
> I want to do virtual-accounts only, so $HOME/Maildir/ is not an option.
> I was thinking of /some/path/username at domain.tld/Maildir/
> and later perhaps /some/path/(firstletter)/username at domain.tld/Maildir/
> but perhaps Maildir/ is a bit too redundant here....
> Anyone who could advice ?
> Many thanks,
> Wouter
> !DSPAM:37,46471c47343946823710742!

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