[Dovecot] deliver and cloning file permissions

Alexander 'Leo' Bergolth leo at strike.wu.ac.at
Sun Feb 14 01:52:05 EET 2010

On 02/14/2010 12:45 AM, Pascal Volk wrote:
> On 02/14/2010 12:03 AM Alexander 'Leo' Bergolth wrote:
>> On 02/13/2010 09:28 PM, Pascal Volk wrote:
>>> Dovecot: dovecot.conf²
>>> 	mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
>> Unfortunately switching from mbox to maildir is not an option.
>> Btw. I don't see the solution. If the inbox is still /var/mail/<user>
>> and is still group-owned by "mail", dovecot will still have the same
>> problems cloning the group-permissions to ~/Maildir.
> Because you've overlooked, at least removed, the Postfix configuration
> setting in the quoted part. When Dovecot's mail_location is set to
> 'maildir:~/Maildir' and Postfix's mailbox_command (for local users)
> points to Dovecot's deliver, all mails will be delivered via deliver
> into the INBOX from the mail_location setting.
> The users INBOX would be still in /var/mail/<user>, if you would use
> Postfix's local daemon for local delivery and Dovecot's mail_location
> would be set to: mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

OK, thanks, I got the big picture now. :-)
Unfortunately I am forced to mbox inboxes in /var/mail/<user>.

Any other hints?

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