using dovecot, where is ICOMING mail stored?
kline at thought.org
Thu Mar 10 21:36:46 UTC 2011
On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 01:03:43PM +0000, Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 05:23:34PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Does anybody know about this obscure stuff?
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> If you haven't changed the dovecot config file, look in it for the
> mail_location setting. For example, mine is set to:
> mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
> From what you say above, about backups of ~/Maildir, I would expect you to
> find something very similar.
> If that's not what you find, try looking in the location it does point to.
> If you still have no luck, look at your SMTP server's config and figure out
> how it handles local deliveries. For example, my exim install is set up to
> send messages for local delivery through a pipe to the maildrop program,
> which in turn delivers them to folders under my ~/Maildir according to my
> filtering rules.
By SMTP ["Simple"??] I'm guessing you are referring to my
sendmail. Yes?/no? I've always considered sendmail as a
transport agent, period. I have poked around in /etc/mail and
wasn't sure what to look for. I can grep -r and find the
dovecot config. I haven't touched it.
I did try pointing mutt -f at my saved backup
/usr/tmp/.../Maildir. Nothing. My copies of saved mail are
there, but not what was in the unread queue. I was testing out
mutt from a laptop and that has to have been when I
accidentially deleted stuff. Too bad there isn't a page on
"howto set up a mailserver" ... for dimwits
> Good luck!
> Daniel Bye
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