postfix alias and dovecot quota

Nick Edwards nick.z.edwards at
Mon Jun 30 10:33:07 UTC 2014

On 6/29/14, Alexandre Ellert <aellert at> wrote:
> Le 29 juin 2014 à 06:24, Nick Edwards <nick.z.edwards at> a écrit :
>> it is the job of postfix to do this, aliases are just that, aliases of
>> the real mail account, they do not exist in real storage, else, they
>> would not be alias.
> The problem i'm trying to solve is about dovecot capability to serve quota
> status via Postfix policy server protocol.
> It works fine when the destination address is a real mailbox, but if it's a
> Postfix alias, then the email is not rejected because dovecot doesn't know
> this user.
> Maybe it's a wrong idea to try to make Postfix alias visible to dovecot.
> Do you have another suggestion ?

of course its wrong
mail aliases are for MTA's *only*  its not for dovecot (or any
pop3/imap server), if postfix is not saying oh ok alias foo really
goes to user bar, do we;ll check out bar's quota, status etc,, then ur
postfix is foobarred somehow.

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