Mapping other Inbox method (symlink vs ACL)
skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-brs.de
Wed May 6 07:12:21 UTC 2015
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On Wed, 6 May 2015, Kevin Laurie wrote:
> By permission I mean (read, write, look-up seen). I dont think symlink
> will allow these features.
Symlinks grant all IMAP permissions, the filesystem level permits. That
is, with symlinks you cannot selectivly deny permissions easily.
> ACL does support such features.
> Only problem is that I have to setacl for individual boxes (ie
> Inbox,Sent,Junk etc.)
There are front ends for IMAP ACLs and more importantly for your current
Works great. If you search the list, you will find posts how to grant
permissions for several or all mailboxes of one account with a tool chain
using "doveadm mailbox list ".
> On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Steffen Kaiser
> <skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-brs.de> wrote:
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>> On Tue, 5 May 2015, Kevin Laurie wrote:
>>> I am trying to map a account(bob at mydomain.com) to help at mydomain.com. I
>>> would like him to see/access Inbox,Sent,Junk,Trash of
>>> help at mydomain.com . What would you reckon would be the best way to do
>>> this? ACL or Symlink?
>> to suggest a "best way" we would need to know more about your Dovecot
>>> With symlink, I dont think I will be able to set permissions.
>> What permissions you are talking of?
>>> Is it possible to use ACL to get the entire email account access(the
>>> inbox, junk, sent etc.)?
>> With ACLs help can allow bob to access selected mailboxes with selected IMAP
>> permissions, if bob may access the mail storage of help on file system
>> level. ACLs are more powerful, but require more setup.
>> I use both ways:
>> ACLs to share mailboxes in general, which appear in the users branch, and
>> symlinks to place SPAM reporting mailboxes right into the namespace of each
>> - -- Steffen Kaiser
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