using dovecot, where is ICOMING mail stored?
kline at thought.org
Thu Mar 10 01:23:36 UTC 2011
Does anybody know about this obscure stuff?
In late DEcember, 2007 my FreeBSD server started having serious
problems that were over my head. I asked this list for help but no
one could help me; long-story-short, a guy from the DFW area, a
self-taught net-wizard came to my rescue. Via the yahoo IM
application and thanks to a fellow here with two strong arms, this
network guy set me up with a pfSense firewall (on an old Kayak), and
fixed/changed stuff on my server. He installed some mail tool
called dovecot and deployed that on my server. At the time I was
running FreeBSD everywhere except one of my four other computers.
He also found something to let me still use mutt. I prefer CLI and
text--8859-1 or ASCII. Hand on keyboard; my should got destroyed
many years ago so the less motion between keyboard and mouse, the
This morning I found the 15 or 20 messages in my incoming mail queue
gone. Vanished. ---I do of course backup stuff in my ~/Maildir on
my server. I checked my bup. Nothing. Does anybody know what
this dovecot does with its incoming mail files? I only do one daily
backup that it ccron'd for 03:00 [[along with a bunch of other
critical directories, of course]]
If I knew where else to tar -cyvf <whatever> I would do that,
especially with mail. Particularly things that I consider
thanks for any clues!
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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