Mail and DNS setup

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Fri Aug 20 07:42:48 UTC 2010

On 8/19/2010 8:06 PM, RW wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:44:46 -0500
> Depo Catcher<depocatcher at>  wrote:
>> getmail + qmail + procmail replacement + courier-imap = win?
> Why use an mta at all? getmail was specifically designed to avoid that.
> You can just do something like:
> getmail ->  procmail ->  whatever
> getmail ->  dovecot-deliver+sieve plugin

I use getmail, dovecot, and postfix.  I have getmail and postfix 
forwarding to dovecot with sieve, and a root .forward file for receiving 
server logs and filtering to a directory of their own.  I haven't 
integrated dspam and the dovecot-antispam plugin in yet but will. 
Postfix doesn't handle anything other than local mail, and even then 
only logs.

The main trouble I had was getting the local storage layout the way *I* 
wanted instead of defaults, `mail_location = 
maildir:/var/mail/%u:LAYOUT=fs:INBOX=/var/mail/%u`.  I was also able to 
import and filter all of my 1.3 mail via a simple perl script I 
wrote using /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/deliver.  With the 
getmail/refilter trick, fixing sieve problems can be easy and has it 
almost all server side.

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