[Dovecot] Setting up mixed mbox and maildir

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Jun 26 23:48:43 EEST 2012

on 6/26/2012 1:35 PM Jonathan Ryshpan spake the following:
> I'm trying to set up a dovecot server for which mail arrives in an mbox,
> and mail is stored in a maildir.  The wiki (see
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/Namespaces) refers to this as "Mixed mbox and
> Maildir".  It advises handling this situation by creating two
> namespaces: one for the mbox and the other for the maildir. Each of 
> these namespaces starts with
> 	namespace private {
> On the other hand the sample configuration in the documentation puts
> inbox in a namespace starting with:
>         namespace inbox {
>           # Namespace type: private, shared or public
>           #type = private
> It appears that there has been a change in the configuration syntax
> after the wiki was written, and that the word following namespace 
> no longer gives a property of the namespace, but rather its name.  
> Is this correct?  In any case, how should the configuration be modified
> to handle mixed mailboxes?
> Thanks - jon
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