[Dovecot] LDA vs maildrop... LDA *and* maildrop?

email builder emailbuilder88 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 22 10:42:47 EEST 2012

We're considering a move from Courier to Dovecot.  So far, looks like
it's not too bad, but the most challenging obstacle is what to do about
our local delivery.  Factors:

1. we use a lot of maildrop "features" that are impossible in sieve 

without piping to an external program (would rather not re-write our
working maildrop scripts in another language)

2. would love to try dbox

3. we use IMAP/Maildir++ quotas (looks like with a little finesse
it's possible to get maildrop and dovecot to play nice on this
account, yes?)

I saw it suggested to just call LDA from maildrop for any maildrop
"to" commands (hmmm, what about "cc"?) here:


How much overhead will this take?  Would it be possible or
advisable to use LMTP instead if that would help?  Is this
idea just too crazy?

More information about the dovecot mailing list