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

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Jul 1 04:03:16 EEST 2010

Charles Marcus put forth on 6/30/2010 5:11 PM:
> 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.

So exactly what does this say about the skill level of people who have
implemented, and continue to implement, both solutions, Charles?


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