[Dovecot] Getting back into Dovecot 2.2.5

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Mon Sep 2 17:27:27 EEST 2013

On 2013-09-01 7:37 PM, Andreas Kasenides <andreas at cymail.eu> wrote:
> On 31-08-2013 13:07, Kai Hendry wrote:
>> However I found /usr/share/doc/dovecot/example-config/conf.d/ a little
>> scary, since I like to have my configs as minimalistic as possible, e.g.
> I suggest you forget all the options and concentrate on the ones you 
> intend to use.
> Dovecot has defaults for most options that make sense.

Precisely. *Never* change a default (goes for any/all software) unless 
you know exactly why you are doing so.

One technique you can use is to create your own config file in conf.d/ 
for your modifications, name it something like 99-myConfig.conf (as long 
as config files in conf.f/ are included which they are by default) which 
causes it to be loaded last, and add your changes there. This way, it 
doesn't matter what is in any of the other config files, any changes you 
make will override them, and if you don't override something, you know 
you'll be using the default.

This makes keeping up with your mods during upgrades much easier too.


Best regards,


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