[Dovecot] Temporarily disable mail delivery when using Dovecot's LDA

Avinash Sultanpur avinash.s at yukthi.com
Sat Sep 14 11:32:16 EEST 2013

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 01:36:00AM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> On 9/14/2013 12:33 AM, Avinash Sultanpur wrote:
> > How can I disable mail delivery to a user or a mailbox temporarily. Is
> > there something in the lines of qmail where you set a sticky bit on
> > the home directory and mail delivery is deferred?
> This is a job for your MTA, not Dovecot.  Dovecot has no deferred queue,
> and in fact has no mail queues at all.
> Do you actually want to defer the mail into a queue, or do you want to
> return a 4xx "mailbox temporarily unavailable" to the sender?
> In other words, what problem are you trying to solve?

I should have described it earlier. My mailboxes are named after the
usernames and I want to rename the mailbox whenever the username
changes. Found this thread about the same topic.


Also the doveadm-mailbox(1) has a rename argument. I will check out
what it does.


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