What is the correct way to configure the mail_location option for Mailidr format?

deoren Dovecot-mailing-list at whyaskwhy.org
Tue Oct 21 17:04:38 UTC 2014

On 10/21/2014 11:44 AM, Benny Pedersen wrote:
> On October 21, 2014 6:18:07 PM deoren
> <Dovecot-mailing-list at whyaskwhy.org> wrote:
>>      mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/Maildir
>>      sieve_dir = /var/vmail/sieve/%d/%n/sieve_dir
> mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/.maildir
> sieve_dir = /var/vmail/%d/%n/.sieve
> More simple, and more easy to tarball backup

Thank you for the advice. Can you comment re these two approaches for 
configuring the 'mail_location' option? I assume the first is simply wrong?

mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n
mail_location = maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%n/.maildir

Also, why do you use the '.maildir' folder name instead of 'Maildir'? Is 
that so it doesn't appear in the ls output by default? Some other reason 

I agree that having the sieve scripts in a different location than the 
mail content is less than ideal. When the sieve scripts were originally 
stored in the /var/vmail/%d/%n directory they showed up within 
Thunderbird as folders, so to get things working again quickly I made 
sure to move the sieve scripts completely outside of where the mail 
content was stored.

The cause was likely the 'mail_location' option being misconfigured 
(assuming that it really is, I'm still trying to nail that down), so 
once that is resolved I'm planning on moving them back.

Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping rearranging the mail content will be 
just as easy to do.

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