[Dovecot] Creating Maildir and populating with emails via external Python process
brintoul at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 25 22:54:43 EEST 2012
I am brand new to this whole "email" thing. I am looking at this article right
Thanks for the input!
From: Tom Hendrikx <tom at whyscream.net>
To: dovecot at dovecot.org
Sent: Thu, October 25, 2012 12:41:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Dovecot] Creating Maildir and populating with emails via external
On 25/10/12 21:13, Bradley Rintoul wrote:
> This could be good. I'd never looked into the LDA - I will study up on it.
> Someone else was helping out here and I thought I'd shed some more light on
> I'm doing here...
> Let's say someone has an account with Yahoo, for example. My Python code is
> fetching email from the user's Yahoo! account and placing it into the Dovecot
> Maildir storage for a particular user. Now when the user retrieves their
> they are doing so using my Dovecot - my Dovecot instance is acting as a proxy,
> of sorts...
I'm intrigued by this. Why are you using some self-baked(?) python
script to fetch the mail in stead of using ready-made components like
Unless there's a special reason not to, try using the LDA (and
fetchmail/getmail for that matter).
This sounds exactly what you want:
> Thanks for the responses!
> (Is there an IRC channel?)
> From: Sven Hartge <sven at svenhartge.de>
> To: dovecot at dovecot.org
> Sent: Thu, October 25, 2012 11:07:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [Dovecot] Creating Maildir and populating with emails via external
> Python process
> Bradley Rintoul <brintoul at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> I'm using Dovecot to provide IMAP services for Thunderbird clients.
>> The user's mail is stored in Maildir format and the individual emails
>> which the user "receives" are actually downloaded and put into the
>> Maildir "repository" using a Python email client (POP3 client).
>> I am trying to create the dovecot-uidlist file and maintain the "next
>> UID" value within it, but I am having trouble with the UIDVALIDITY and
>> the 128 bit mailbox global UID among other things. How can I "seed" a
>> dovecot-uidlist file with these values..?
>> Sorry if the information is not much to go on, please let me know what
>> more information you might need to help point me in the right
> How about injecting the mails into the LDA. It will take care of proper
> delivery without the need for your programm to know the internal
> workings of dovecot.
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