[Dovecot] Replacing real inbox by virtual inbox

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jul 5 15:19:24 EEST 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-28 at 15:30 +0200, François-Xavier Payet wrote:

> I'm using dovecot 1.2.11 with virtual folders. I'd like to
> replace my real INBOX by a virtual one but I have several questions : 
>  	*
> will my mail still be delivered to my real INBOX?

There are a few possibilities..

1) You could set !RealMails/INBOX so that saving to virtual inbox gets
saved to real inbox (similar to as explained in wiki).

2) Enable virtual INBOX only for IMAP protocol.

>  	* will I be able to
> access my real INBOX, for example using a virtual folder reliyng on INBOX

Yes, either create a virtual mailbox containing only RealMails/INBOX
rule, or alternatively create some kind of a symlink to filesystem (e.g.
ln -s . .real-inbox

> Here's my problem, if I look to the wiki page [1], I
> don't really understand what the _NAMESPACE_1_INBOX_ and the
> _NAMESPACE_2_INBOX_ stands for. 

NAMESPACE_1_INBOX=yes maps to first namespace { inbox=yes }, _2_ maps to
second namespace. With v2.0 this is clearer, because you can name the
namespaces and access them via names rather than numbers.

> Plus, I can't put my paths in my scripts,
> as they use %d and %u (see below) which, if I understand correctly, aren't
> available for PostLoginScripts. 

In post-login scripts you have access to $HOME.

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