[Dovecot] How to serve a subset of IMAP folders for hand held devices.

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Dec 29 00:12:08 EET 2011

On 12/28/2011 4:05 PM, David Pottage wrote:

> Firstly I wanted to retain the option to switch to the full version of
> my mail folders if I needed to access something urgently. My smart-phone
> based email client allows me to change the port number of an existing
> email account, but will not allow me to change the user-name without
> creating a whole new account and re-downloading everything.
> Secondly creating a second account makes the authentication on the
> server a lot more complex. Either I need two OS level accounts on the
> sever, and find ways to keep them in sync, or I need to create a custom
> authentication method on dovecot or PAM so that when it receives a
> user-name matching some pattern, it will check the password against a
> different account.
> In short, I think a second server with a separate configuration is more
> scalable. I don't think it consumes much more resource compared with one
> server.

It's a smart phone.  Have you considering simply running a webmail server?


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