[Dovecot] Temporary files

William Blunn bill+dovecot at blunn.org
Thu Jul 15 12:02:44 EEST 2010


If know you are delivering to Maildir, and you know the folder you are 
delivering to, then surely you have a temporary directory in the "tmp" 
out of Maildir's {new,cur,tmp} ? And also the potential benefit of being 
able to rename the resulting file into the "new" directory.


I would like to have the temporary directory be configurable (but with a 
sane default like /tmp or perhaps /tmp/dovecot).

In an installation where Dovecot is being used heavily, people might 
want to assign specific resources for Dovecot operation. So someone 
might decide that Dovecot should have a specific device (hard disk / 
solid state disk / whatever) for its temporary files, other than the 
default /tmp.


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