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Old 12-06-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
wachaca
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Postfix + Maildir + Courier.


Hello,
I installed Postfix on a clean box and configured the following directive:
mail_spool_directory = /var/mail/
So when I send email to user@localhost
The directory /var/mail/user gets created with 3 sub-directories; tmp, new, cur
So far so good right?

The problem is that I cannot figure out how to tell courirer-Pop3/Imap to fetch the email from that structure.

The only coniguration directive that I find in /etc/courier/imapd (or pop3d) is

MAILDIRPATH=Maildir
which I imagine is relative to the users home directory. (which is not where I want to store the email)

Any sugestion on how to fix this? or suggest another IMAP/Pop server?

Thanks
Wachaca
 
Old 12-06-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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Are you saying that courier-IMAP isn't working?

I use dovecot, and it auto-detects where mailfiles are kept. I could over-ride it, but it doesn't seem necessary. COurier doesn't do this?
 
Old 12-06-2006, 01:40 PM   #3
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No, courier-Imap is not working.

After I login using POP3 (via telnet) I get the error:

-ERR Maildir: No such file or directory

Which is correct: /home/user/maildir does not exist...
can't figure out how to confiture courier that the mail is in /var/mail/{user} structure.

I will try out dovecot, thanks
 
Old 12-06-2006, 02:30 PM   #4
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Dovecot worked like a charm!

It wasn't as magical or automatic as it was to you.. but the configuration directive:

default_mail_env = maildir:/var/mail/%u/

Allows me to specify exactly where the mail is.

thanks for the recomendation.

Last edited by wachaca; 12-06-2006 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 02:39 PM   #5
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That's great
 
  


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