Setting up mailboxes in postfix-dovecot

Asked by Mark Roberge on 2010-11-24

I am running server and have installed postfix-dovecot. I can telnet the ports and everything is fine. How do I setup the mailboxes. I have looked everywhere for this information and have had no luck. Looking for ideas on where to find this information. Thanks

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LtWorf (tiposchi) said :
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You should make dovecot's mail location match the one in postfix. I don't know about your configuration but in my dovecot i have:

mail_location = mbox:/var/mail/non-in/%u:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

which is a mess because it defines a path for the inbox and a different path for all the other folders.
Since by default postfix should save the incoming emails in files like /var/mail/username (username is a place holder for the real user name).
The dovecot configuration line uses those files for inbox directories and the /var/mail/non-in/username directory for the other mail directories. Of course you must make sure that those directories are created before trying to use them.

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