[Dovecot] Using MailDir but local messages still save in mbox format

Mike Edwards me at wilsonville.net
Fri Sep 27 10:35:58 EEST 2013

I think I just fixed the problem but I am not sure if I did it the right 
way..    It seems that it is postfix that did it, not dovecot.   I found 
this in the log for every local message...

Sep 26 11:10:10 zeus postfix/local[14565]: 9B0294AA15E: 
to=<vmail at my.domain.com>, orig_to=<vmail>, relay=local, delay=9, 
delays=9/0.01/0/0.02, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to mailbox)

So, I went to the postfix master.cf and commented out this line...

#local     unix  -       n       n       -       -       local

Was that the correct way to do it?

On 9/27/2013 12:32 AM, Steffen Kaiser wrote:
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> On Thu, 26 Sep 2013, Mike Edwards wrote:
>> The messages that come from cron and other system stuff that address 
>> messages to root at my.host.name  or to ownerOfCronJob at my.host.name    
>> Nobody will ever
> ah, local messages. You still want to make sure in the MTA, these 
> addresses are rejected from outside, to prevent spammers using them.
>> I did just find a way to put in a forward to forward everything to 
>> root at my.host.name to a virtual box and now the messages have stopped 
>> for that
> Check out if your MTA handles catch-all aliases or forwards for the 
> whole domain.
> - -- Steffen Kaiser
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