LDA versus LMTP

Edgar Pettijohn III edgar at pettijohn-web.com
Fri Jun 12 03:27:43 UTC 2015

On Jun 11, 2015, at 8:51 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:14:31 -0400, Ajai Khattri <symbiat at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Im using Dovecot for LMTP for all my mail users, since this way they are
>> completely virtual (i.e. dont need to have a local account at all), all
>> mail gets delivered to Maildirs owned by dovecot. Also LMTP makes it easier
>> to insert scripts and do any custom processing which presumably is where
>> Sieve comes in. Its also pretty easy to setup.
> Sounds like that's what I should be doing. OK, so how is Dovecot told
> to use LMTP instead of LDA? I must not be understanding something
> about what's in either 15-lda.conf or 20-lmtp.conf.

You have to configure your mta to deliver to lmtp instead of lda.

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