[Dovecot] system v. virtual mailboxes, was Re: Thunderbird problem

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Thu Jul 1 01:11:57 EEST 2010

On 2010-06-29 4:16 PM, /dev/rob0 wrote:
> Virtual mailboxes have their place, of course, but they're overused,
> especially at small sites. I suppose this might be in part because 
> most HOWTOs are for virtual.

That's just plain silly. Virtual users are extremely simple to setup, no
need for MySQL unless you have a bunch.

That said, there is nothing wrong with using system users, if those
users also have/need shell access, but if they don't virtual users is
just as easy/legitimate as system users with no shell access.

It's more a matter of the individuals skill level.


Best regards,


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