[Dovecot] IMAP Client Not Recieving Email (DoveCot + PostFix + IMAP Client)

Lorens Kockum dovecot.fdop at tagged.lorens.org
Tue Apr 5 09:04:11 EEST 2011

On Fri, Apr 01, 2011 at 08:15:59PM -0700, ShepN wrote:
> The mail that is placed my system users mailbox by postfix is not being
> transmitted to my outlook client by dovecot.   

My first thought was that dovecot was not looking in the place
where postfix put the mail, but that seems not to be it.

dovecot is looking for the mail in "/var/mail/$USER":

> [dovecot] mail_location: mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

And after checking procmail's man page, OK, the default location
for the mbox is /var/mail/$LOGNAME

> [postfix] mailbox_command = procmail -a "$EXTENSION"

Maybe the names aren't the same? It would be useful to confirm
what the exact filenames are in /var/mail, and th have the log
lines from postfix and dovecot when a mail is delivered by
postfix and dovecot tries to read it.

By the way,

> [postfix] mynetworks =  [::ffff:]/104 [::1]/128

"" invites a LOT of problems. I suspect/hope you
meant "". The exception would be if you have
a specific static public IP range attributed by your ISP
and attributed to your ISP, as verified by IP WHOIS . . .
and "" is CERTAINLY not it. You should change


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