mailbox in different filesystem

Héctor Moreno Blanco hmoreno at
Wed Oct 8 10:59:04 UTC 2014

Thanks for the quick response Steffen.

I mean that every user has its own mailbox to archive mails, in other different storage. Obviously, that namespace/mailbox will have subfolders (months, years, from...).
I'll check out how to do it with namespaces/symlinks.

Thank you very much.
Kind regards.

Héctor Moreno

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De: Steffen Kaiser [mailto:skdovecot at]
Enviado el: miércoles, 08 de octubre de 2014 12:57
Para: Héctor Moreno Blanco
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Asunto: Re: mailbox in different filesystem

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On Wed, 8 Oct 2014, Héctor Moreno Blanco wrote:

> We have Dovecot 2.1.6 with Maildir.
> We would like to perform some kind of mail archiving with a mailbox in a different storage, for example a mailbox called ARCHIVED, with different disks (slower...).
> Is possible to locate this mailbox in other storage (SAS, Fiber...) and how can we do it?

That depends on what exactly "ARCHIVED" is.

1) is it a "folder" of each user, check out namespaces or symlinks.

2) is it a mailbox with subfolders, check out public namespaces or create an user, where the mail location points somewhere else, e.g. via userdb or symlinks

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