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Old 04-13-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Postfix and Dovecot

I have Postfix and Dovecot installed and working on Fedora Core 1 for SMTP and POP3. However, I want to start working with IMAP, but due to the lack of a development box I need POP3 to operate until my users can be notified/trained on the new system. By setting the following in dovecot.conf:

default_mail_env = mbox:/home/%u/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
I can continue to use POP3 and IMAP, but IMAP folders can not contain child folders. I know I need to switch to Maildir to support this, but I seem to loose POP3 support when I do. Postfix still appears to deliver to /var/mail/user but POP3 and IMAP requests pull from the /home/user/mail/.INBOX thus resulting in no new messages.

I have tried to setup Postfix to deliver to my Maildir, but I have had continuious problems in doing so. Usually, I get a permission denied error in the logs, and I have attempted changing permissions all the way to 777 with no different result. I think I may be having a issue with what to put in the mailbox_command line in my file. I have tried a wide variety including: postfix/postdrop, postfix/maildrop, dovecot, etc. But I have been unable to find any clear cut examples on how to setup Postfix to deliver to Maildirs on Dovecot.

Can anyone PLEASE help me?

Thanks a lot for the help!

Last edited by umbraeOtheisles; 04-13-2004 at 05:56 PM.
Old 04-13-2004, 05:58 PM   #2
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If anyone needs anything specific from my logs or configs, please let me know...
Old 05-03-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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Did you ever figure it out or get a response?

I can help you with this configuration.
Old 11-23-2004, 08:36 AM   #4
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Well, ergot...let's hear your answer...


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