[Dovecot] recursive mail_location?

Eric Abrahamsen eric at ericabrahamsen.net
Tue Jun 4 06:21:11 EEST 2013

Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> writes:

> On 1.6.2013, at 13.24, Eric Abrahamsen <eric at ericabrahamsen.net> wrote:
>> Eric Abrahamsen <eric at ericabrahamsen.net> writes:
>>> Karol Jurak <karol.jurak at gmail.com> writes:
>>>> On Thursday 30 of May 2013 10:33:01 Eric Abrahamsen wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone have a recommended way of handling this? Is it possible to
>>>>> either "flatten" the structure further, or somehow tell dovecot to
>>>>> recurse into directories? I don't mind having a separate gnus server
>>>>> for each mail account, but I'd hate to have to do one per mailbox.
>>>> Maybe setting LAYOUT=fs (and possibly DIRNAME) in mail_location could 
>>>> somehow help you?
>>>> More on this settings is here:
>>>> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailLocation/Maildir
>> Hmm, googling further leads me to believe that dovecot and isync/mbsync
>> simply won't work together out of the box, as they keep uid validity in
>> different formats:
>> http://dovecot.2317879.n4.nabble.com/More-detail-re-dovecot-uidlist-and-uidvalidity-files-td39232.html
> There is only one format for IMAP UIDVALIDITY. dovecot-uidlist stores
> the UIDVALIDITY in hex, but it's still visible as a regular base10
> integer via IMAP. I don't know about isync, mbsync or gnus.

Ah, all right. Perhaps they're just stored in different locations then.
At any rate, it looks like it's going to be more work than it's worth to
make these work together.


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