On 08/19/2014 08:09 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Normally, that means that the new email would end on:
So that's the place that dovecot and others call "INBOX", and it is in
mbox format (unix default).
Its the place that ... well no.
IF and only if there have been no 'overrides', that is the dovecot is
just as 'blank' as you said the postfix was, defaults all the way down
the line, then dovecot _searches_ likely locations.
If mail_location is unset, Dovecot tries to detect where your mail is
stored by looking at ~/Maildir, ~/mail, /var/spool/mail/ and /var/mail/
Now, your dovecot has this configuration, as you posted recently:
location = maildir:~/Mail/INBOX:LAYOUT=fs
Which is an 'override' and not the default null.
which I understand means that it expects the INBOX to
be the Maildir
directory "/home/james/mail/INBOX" - but that is not where the system is
It is where the system is placing it on my setuo
BECAUSE that's how I have the procmail set up to deliver it.
If James has a non default procmail then your suppositions are off.
I think you need something like:
mail_location = INBOX=/var/mail/%u
James has the "location" defined _within_ a namespace.
That's different, though with the same sytax as,a mail_location.
Do not play loose and free by mixing both.
It will only get dovecot confused and THAT kind of thing might be wht
James is in the mess he's in.
The default unless you override is that in 10-mail and 15-mailboxes the
default, unless you override it' is for the inbox namespace, the one
that James has enclosing the "location=" above, is to be a maildir.
Default ==> maildir.
In order to verify, you have to look at the logs.
In order to verify this you can simply do a telnet into the dovecot server.
In order to do debugging & logging
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