LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server
User Name
Password
Linux - Server This forum is for the discussion of Linux Software used in a server related context.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Rep: Reputation: 73
Question Maildir on Postfix Email Server


Guys - I just built a new email server on CENTOS5 running postfix and nothing more. Right now I simply sending internal email messages testing delivery and it works however in my /etc/postfix/main.cf file, I specified how I want the users mailbox directory to be enabled on their server:

Code:
# The home_mailbox parameter specifies the optional pathname of a
# mailbox file relative to a user's home directory. The default
# mailbox file is /var/spool/mail/user or /var/mail/user.  Specify
#home_mailbox = Mailbox
#home_mailbox = Maildir/
home_mailbox = mailbox/
So when I run the following mutt command to check email on my users account, why does it ask me to create Maildir/ directory?

Code:
mutt -f /home/carlos/mailbox/

/home/carlos/Mail does not exist. Create it? ([yes]/no):
When I select no, it then takes me to /home/carlos/mailbox/ and I can see all my internal emails sitting in that directory but why does it want to create a Maildir directory when the main.cf file has the parameter set specifically to use mailbox and not Maildir?
 
Old 10-15-2007, 06:33 PM   #2
ray_80
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlwill View Post
Guys - I just built a new email server on CENTOS5 running postfix and nothing more. Right now I simply sending internal email messages testing delivery and it works however in my /etc/postfix/main.cf file, I specified how I want the users mailbox directory to be enabled on their server:

Code:
# The home_mailbox parameter specifies the optional pathname of a
# mailbox file relative to a user's home directory. The default
# mailbox file is /var/spool/mail/user or /var/mail/user.  Specify
#home_mailbox = Mailbox
#home_mailbox = Maildir/
home_mailbox = mailbox/
So when I run the following mutt command to check email on my users account, why does it ask me to create Maildir/ directory?

Code:
mutt -f /home/carlos/mailbox/

/home/carlos/Mail does not exist. Create it? ([yes]/no):
When I select no, it then takes me to /home/carlos/mailbox/ and I can see all my internal emails sitting in that directory but why does it want to create a Maildir directory when the main.cf file has the parameter set specifically to use mailbox and not Maildir?
What is the system wide configuration for Mutt set for?

man mutt

Did you look at your muttrc file(s)? have you tried another client to test your set up?


Regards
 
Old 10-16-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 73
No, I did not even know MUTT had a config file. I thought it would just go by the postfix main.cf file. Thanks for giving me something to look into!
 
Old 10-16-2007, 09:07 AM   #4
ray_80
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlwill View Post
No, I did not even know MUTT had a config file. I thought it would just go by the postfix main.cf file. Thanks for giving me something to look into!
Glad I could help. Please let us know your solution.

Regards
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
POSTFIX Email Server carlosinfl Debian 4 07-12-2007 02:10 PM
POSTFIX Email Server carlosinfl Linux - Server 2 07-10-2007 02:04 PM
New to Postfix and Maildir kevlarmcc Linux - Server 5 03-17-2007 09:35 PM
How do I configure postfix master to forward all email to an email server ? hello321_1999 Linux - Software 1 11-18-2004 04:43 AM
Is Postfix an Email Server? Gib Sandwich Linux - Software 6 08-24-2004 02:23 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:49 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration