[Dovecot] Dovecot + Sieve - and passdb/userdb

Nils Vogels nivo+sender+9bb457 at is-root.com
Sun Sep 9 05:11:02 EEST 2007

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 12:26:28PM -0700, Daniel L. Miller (DLM) wrote:
DLM> Nils Vogels wrote:
DLM> >Everything that would for some reason go into the users homedir, you
DLM> >would be able to reach via Imap.
DLM> >
DLM> >If I were you, I'd make home and mail point to a different directory,
DLM> >which could be as simple as home=/var/mail/%d/%n
DLM> >mail=/var/mail/%d/%n/Maildir. This way, dovecot will only look for mail
DLM> >in the $HOME/Maildir, but still can do administrative stuff in $HOME.
DLM> >
DLM> What "administrative stuff"?  These directories are used exclusively for mail - if any user actually has a local 
DLM> account their home folders are located under "/home" - but I don't want that mixed with mail service at all.

Administrative stuff such as sieve filters, possible error logs, textfiles
that are used by other plugins such as vacation (lda-dupes), etc, etc.

This way you won't be able to see those in your subscribe list, which is a
good thing since they aren't mailboxes/dirs :)


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