[Dovecot] Dovecot setup -correction

Geoff Powell geoffpowell at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 10 23:16:50 EET 2008

as you can see in the config the dir structure on the drive is
/var/mail/folders/user and not /var/mail/user as I have below. Sorry. Also
all permissions are set with user as owner and mail as group with rw


-----Original Message-----
From: dovecot-bounces+geoffpowell=bellsouth.net at dovecot.org
[mailto:dovecot-bounces+geoffpowell=bellsouth.net at dovecot.org] On Behalf Of
Geoff Powell
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 3:51 PM
To: dovecot at dovecot.org
Subject: [Dovecot] Dovecot setup


I am trying to set up dovecot for IMAP where I have a few maildirs. 
I'm using version 1.0.10.

Basically one for each email account I have (3 at the moment).
Call them account1, account2, and account3.

I have the basic maildir location as /var/mail/user/ and I set up .Account1
.Account2 and .Account3 under my user.

So it looks like this.

/var/mail/user/dovecot files
/var/mail/user/.Account1/dovecot files
/var/mail/user/.Account2/dovecot files
/var/mail/user/.Account3/dovecot files

The mail gets delivered fine with fetchmail/procmail in maildir format under
.Account1 2 or 3 but I can't get dovecot to index it (ie move it to new so
that it shows up on the client - outlook). My config looks like the

# 1.0.10: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf

log_timestamp: %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S

protocols: imap imaps pop3 pop3s

login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login

login_executable(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap-login

login_executable(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap-login

login_executable(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3-login

mail_privileged_group: mail

mail_location: maildir:/var/mail/folders/%u

mail_executable(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap

mail_executable(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/imap

mail_executable(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/pop3

mail_plugin_dir(default): /usr/lib/dovecot/modules/imap

mail_plugin_dir(imap): /usr/lib/dovecot/modules/imap

mail_plugin_dir(pop3): /usr/lib/dovecot/modules/pop3



pop3_uidl_format(pop3): %08Xu%08Xv

auth default:


  driver: pam


  driver: passwd

Any help would be appreciated. TIA,


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