[Dovecot] Confusion when trying to set up a first postfix+dovecot mailserver

Thomas Leuxner tlx at leuxner.net
Sat Jul 21 22:00:28 EEST 2012

Am 21.07.2012 um 16:49 schrieb Hans J. Albertsson:

> location = maildir:/var/vmail/public:LAYOUT=fs:INDEX=~/public

This namespace is defined for "public/shared" mailboxes <> private mailboxes:

See: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/SharedMailboxes/Public

Basically something different from the setting you appear to be looking for.

> User Home directory structure:/var/vmail/<domain>/<user>/

This is indeed the structure used in this example. The mail location is set to:

mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir

In this configuration this translates to the actual location being read from the userdb (dynamically):

args = username_format=%u /var/vmail/auth.d/%d/passwd

[ file: /var/vmail/auth.d/<domain>/passwd ]

While this may not be the easiest configuration example to start with, it is a quite scalable and flexible approach though. You may find more background on this here:



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