[Dovecot] Question re: storing non mail files via IMAP

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Wed Feb 3 23:49:50 EET 2010

Hey Timo,

I have a question regarding how dovecot might behave if a mail client
(like, for example, Thunderbird) decided to store some of its config
files on the IMAP server itself.

Would there be a decent way of doing this with dovecot that wouldn't
cause problems for other clients that didn't know about these files?

Maybe there's a way to define a special folder that dovecot knows about
at the top level of each users mail location that can be used for this
kind of thing?

All I'm thinking of are certain config related files, so they would be
small, and would only be downloaded when they didn't already exist - ie,
when someone adds their existing account to a new PC, the first time
they logged in, TB could simply download all of the config files,
restart itself, and voila, your pre-configured TB is ready to go...

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