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This might seem like a dumb question, but... How do you read the mail for virtual users in postfix that have been created by virtual_mailbox_domain?

I've created a user named vuser that handles all virtual mailbox domain mail; I've even tested that my configuration works by sending a test email outside my network. But now I do not know how I'd check virtual users mail; and cant seem to find anything on Google about this.

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You need something that understands the maildir format. Dovecot and Courier are 2 common software services that provide pop/imap access. However there are a lot of applications that can read maildir (see wikipedia for a good list).

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I have courier-imap configured; but what I don't understand is how I 'open' the virtual users mailbox. There is no password, or anything like that configured. –  josten Jan 12 '12 at 4:37
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Setting up a postfix virtual server is way beyond the scope of this site. There is an official guide that you can take a look at though, postfixvirtual.net/postfixconf.html –  Patrick Jan 12 '12 at 13:52
    
I already have it setup; I'm just confused on how I would check the mail of a virtual user. Real user accounts I can check email just fine via IMAP/POP3 and mutt, but I don't get how I'd check it with a virtual account. –  josten Jan 12 '12 at 18:27
    
Postfix should be dropping all the mail for the virtual users in something like /var/spool/postfix/virtual/. You would then configure courier to look in that path for the mail. You would also need some sort of sasl authentication method for courier to authenticate the users against. –  Patrick Jan 12 '12 at 18:46

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