[Dovecot] how to setup a simplest travel-mode read-only IMAP

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Jul 6 21:04:11 EEST 2010

On Sun, 2010-06-13 at 22:15 -0400, Seetamraju Uday Bhaskar Sarma wrote:
> But when I test from another machine as :-
>         # mutt -f imap://sarma@
> mutt comes up blank.
> I did check that /mnt/mail/Inbox exists, and has read permissions to all.

Set mail_debug=yes and check the logs, but more importantly:

> # /usr/sbin/dovecot --version
> 1.0.15

I'd suggest at least v1.2 version. It'll give you much better error

> mail_privileged_group: mail

This isn't needed.

> mail_location: 
> maildir:/mnt/mail:INDEX=/var/mail/dovecot/index:CONTROL=/var/mail/dovecot/lib:LAYOUT=fs

LAYOUT=fs doesn't work with v1.0.

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