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

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Jul 1 20:04:16 EEST 2010

Charles Marcus put forth on 7/1/2010 6:39 AM:
> On 2010-06-30 9:03 PM, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>> 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?
> That they are most likely capable of determining for themselves if/when
> to use system user and when to use virtual users?
> I don't get the question...

Apparently you did get the question because you answered it correctly.
However, your answer contradicts your "skill level" assertion above.  Which
drives my point home.


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