[Dovecot] question mailbox format

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Sat May 26 17:27:38 EEST 2007

On 5/26/2007 sc2 at gmx.at wrote:
> ok after playing a while now it works , but i have one problem open..
> a.) now he makes for pop3 index files in /var/indexes/%u/imap/index 
> etc...
> you said that is correct too if i only use pop3 ?
> b.) i have as INBOX file /var/spool/mail/%u set, when somebody logs 
> in, and the mailbox exist he gets the email (from mbox file), but 
> when the mbox does not exist he makes a directory, instead of a file 
> like /var/spool/mail/%u.
> The problem is when a new mail comes and the mbox file does not 
> exist, the mail is saved to the directory as msg and not as mbox file
> any ideas?

Looks like you didn't set the mail_location properly:

 From the wiki page:

> You can use several variables in the mail_location setting. See Variables for a full list, but the most commonly used ones are:
>     * %u: Full username.
>     * %n: User part in user at domain, same as %u if there's no domain.
>     * %d: Domain part in user at domain, empty if there's no domain.
>     * %h: Home directory. ~/ works also. 
> Typically with mbox it would be set to:
> mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

 From your dovecot -n:

> mail_location: mbox:/var/spool/mail/%u 

> Btw im using version 1.0.0 

Better late than never... ;)

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