Maildir is an e-mail format where each message is kept in a separate file with a unique name, and each folder is a directory.

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How to set the last directory in “mail_location” setting of dovecot?

I have: mail_location = maildir:/srv/vmail/%d/%n However in reality, Dovecot stores mails in: /srv/vmail/%d/%n/mail I need to migrate a mailboxes that ends with "Maildir" instead of "mail". How ...
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Read mail from Postfix using shell script [closed]

I would like to be able to read incoming mail from a Postfix MTA using a shell script. The shell script should be able to retrieve the mail headers, subject, body, attachments, etc., then mark the ...
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Dovecot: deliver reply into same folder as replied-to message

UPDATE (2 sept 2014 13:01): Just to clarify, I'm interested in handling an incoming reply from someone else, so coming in via SMTP. If it is a reply to an email that is already in some mail folder, it ...
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New Dovecot install not allowing login, giving permissions error despite saying that permissions “appear ok”

I'm installing dovecot onto a Virtualbox VM running Ubuntu Server 64-bit 14.04 guest. Dovecot itself is being installed into a Docker container (I'm not sure that that's relevant here, but am noting ...
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postfix+dovecot store maildir format mail in /var/mail

I want to set up a mail server using postfix and dovecot, that stores mail using the maildir format, and I don't want any of these files to go in user's home directories. Wherever I search for how to ...
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How to set up squirrelmail read from Maildir

I have the problem that my squirrelmail is not reading mails from Maildir. So my Inbox in squirrelmail is always empty. How can I fix it? This should be the path for Maildir: /home/someuser/Maildir. ...
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How do I convert all accounts on a dovecot IMAP server from one Maildir layout to another?

I am currently running dovecot 2.x on a server with the following layout for mailboxes: mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir I would like to change the layout to this format: mail_location = ...
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Maintain email timestamp when transferring between email servers using an email client

I am running two different email servers using Postfix and Dovecot. Some of my users have accounts on both servers and sometimes transfer emails from one to the other through their email client. When ...
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Debian mail server's Maildir folder with too many files causing disk I/O to go on high load

I have a Debian mail server running Postfix, Courier and Maildir, with disks on EXT3 filesystem. I have noticed that when I use my webmail application (Squirrelmail, in this case). It gets some kind ...
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Attribute caching of dovecot maildir boxes over NFS

I admin a mail server cluster: there're two different hosts that use a common NFS share to store maildir. Dovecot is the LDA. CPU load on NFS is really high, although real i/o operation on the disk ...
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Maildir vs Mbox - What are the practical differences

Although I understand the basics of the two storage formats (1 file per email under Maildir vs. 1 single file per mailbox under mbox), I am wondering what the practical implications are here - Is ...
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How can I prevent Dovecot from marking unread messages as “old”?

I have a maildir that is used over both IMAP (with Dovecot) and locally (with Mutt). My Android device has a mail app that automatically downloads messages as they arrive. Unfortunately, it ...
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Making sure Postfix MDA and Dovecot IMAP understand mailbox location?

I want to setup Postfix and Dovecot with Postfix as the SMTP MTA (mail transfer agent) and the MDA (mail delivery agent) and Dovecot just as the IMAP server, but I want to make sure that they each ...
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Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?

In /home/myusername/mail/mysite.com/info/cur, there's a list of all my raw emails, which looks something like this ... 1378731701.H58419P6671.mail.myhost.com,S\=6894:2, ...
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Migrated mbox to Maildir, how to avoid mail client from re-downloading emails?

We have moved emails in a postfix server from huge mbox files to MailDir, but when trying out one Outlook client, found that it redownloads all mail as duplicate unread messages.
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Moving Maildir directory out of /home

I have a computer with Ubuntu 13.04 with a local IMAP server that I use to share email over the LAN. I set this computer up to have an encrypted /home, however this therefore means that anyone logging ...
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PostFix not sending received emails to users correctly -> wrong directory

I'm trying to setup a mail server on Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Here's the thing: the emails do show up correctly in the .Sent Messages folders (when I send from one user to another in accounts ...
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How to enable maildir in Dovecot deliver with Sendmail local_procmail

There is documentation around on how to make /usr/local/bin/procmail work with delivering to a maildir. However, it is my understanding that it is also possible to avoid procmail altogether, and have ...
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is it safe to remove mails on imap server with “rm”?

I use dovecot IMAP server and want to delete big unneeded mails: cd /var/spool/foouser; du -a | sort -rn > /var/tmp/du-mail-foouser.log Now I see big mails at the top and after looking at them I ...
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procmail to deliver mail to 2 maildir locations

Now I am having Postifx --> procmailrc---> maildire---> dovecot and I need to have another maildir in another folder inside /root as a backup at the same time having /$home/maildir ? First and ...
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Extract all messages in a set of maildirs with certain domains in the headers

I have a mailserver (running Exim as MTA/MDA, and Dovecot for IMAP access) with around 50 users, and around 100GB total data (including some huge accounts, some defunct ones, etc). The mail is all ...
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What's the meaning of suffixes that procmail assigns to mail filenames?

I am running a Postfix server and I would like to know the meaning of suffixes that mail filenames have. For instance: 1338839258.Vfe02I2a6f0M572204.example.com:2,S ...
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Webmail Interface for Direct Access to Maildir Directory (No IMAP, POP3 on Purpose)

I am using a service providers that allows me to forward email to a shell account. I work/play in a lot of environments where I cannot SSH into the host a lot of the time, and I want to separate out ...
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Using rdiff-backup for incremental backups of large compressed archive files?

I am researching a remote off-site backup strategy. The major limitation is that the upstream pipe is only ~50 kb/s, so with that in mind the incremental backup capabilities using file differentials ...
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Users reporting strange IMAP issues from their mail clients: messages missing, deleted, or moved from folders

The server is a CentOS 5 install running Dovecot for imap access within an office LAN to about 5 computers using Thunderbird. There's only one mailbox, in the Maildir format, and about 20GB in size. ...
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Permissions of Maildir and subdirs (.INBOX.Sent etc)

What should the correct are? Now there is 777 and I know that it's very stupid, but if I ask you before change them to prevent from permission error by time sending/receiving emails. Thank you.
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Postfix not delivering email using Maildir

I've followed this guide to get postfix set up. I've not completed it yet, as from sending test emails, email is no longer being delivered since switching to Maildir from mbox. I have created a ...
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How to create default subfolders using procmail with Maildir (and postfix) that work with MUA's?

I have a procmail setup and want to have a Spam folder that works with MUA's. I found this tutorial http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-do-i-move-spam-mail-to-spam-folder/ but it doesn't work as ...
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removing spam between mail server and client

My postfix was badly configured and let a lot of spam emails through to an account. I've fixed postfix now so it's become a much better spam filter, and almost no new spam is getting through. However, ...
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publish a maildir on the web

I presume I'll want to use Mailman or something, but I don't want to run a mailing list. What I want to do is point a program at a Maildir containing a bunch of email (plain text files) - and have ...
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Filter mail which was delivered to root's inbox

My mailserver was set so that all the mails to info@domain were going to the root Maildir. Now, I'm wondering how could I "filter" these mails out so that I can see which mails were tried to be sent ...
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Migrate Maildir between courier and dovecot servers

I have several tarballs that make up all the previous emails for two or three accounts on a mail server. This machine we be shut down within a few weeks and so I need to migrate all the previously ...
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how to set postfix vmail mailbox permissions to group readable?

Postfix is delivering mail to ~vmail/user/new directories with owner vmail:vmail but permissions masked to 700 (i.e. not group readable.) I need the mailfiles to be created group readable so that ...
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Detecting unreaded mails in Maildir

I like to detect unreaded mails in Maildir mailboxes. The subfolder "new" only content mails that are not already pulled from an MUA. But I want the unreaded mails within INBOX (no virtual subdirs). ...
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Default subfolders for dovecot

For new accounts, dovecot only has a single default folder, the inbox. Is there a way to specify a default set of subfolders, preferably immutable, that exist for each inbox? Ideally, I want each ...
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How to sync Mails from Server to Backup with only the latest Mails remaining on the Server

At the moment i do a simple Mail-Backup: On the server there is a Maildir, and i use rsync to sync the Maildir from server to backup. So i delete on the Server every file which is older than i.e. ...
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Transferring mails and user setting to new mail server

We have a mail server running Debian 5.0. It is one year old now but we want to deploy a new server with Ubuntu Server 10.04. The problem is that we want to transfer all the user mails and settings to ...
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~/Maildir vs /var/mail for e-mail storage

I run a mail server with Exim4 and Dovecot. Currently mail goes to ~/Maildir. However, I am wondering what the relative advantages and disadvantages of storing mail in /var/mail/$user/ is. Is one ...
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Extracting and saving attachments from maildir, deduplicated

I would like to know if there exists a solution for archiving email, stripping out the attachments and saving them separately, deduplicated? The ideal would be a maildir-setup, with a script running ...
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Converting a Maildir to a PST

Does anyone know of any solutions to convert a Maildir to a PST in linux? I'm able to use a program in Windows called Aid4Mail, but that requires me to pull the Maildir down from the server. I've got ...
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Does Dovecot support UIDPLUS (RFC4315)?

I have Dovecot version 1.2.9-1ubuntu6.3 installed on my server (using Maildir+), and I was reading an article on Outlook 2010 that says that Outlook will purge messages immediately if the server ...
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How to create maildir with unix script?

I want to create maildirs with unix script, so question is how to create directory like in this example: example.com/j/o/h/john-2011.04.07.09.35.49/ if i have only three arguments - mailserver ...
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Remove Duplicate Messages from Maildir

I've got a bunch of duplicate messages in my IMAP server's Maildir. What's the best way to remove them? Some relevant points: Shared Message-ID is usually a good enough definition of duplicate. A ...
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How pipe email to PHP with Maildirs

I used to pipe incoming emails using: |/path/to/php/script in .forward file at /home folder. But the actual system I'm working on is based on Maìldir instead MBOX. So that solution does not work. I ...
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Script encrypting Mails on Server [Maildir/GPG]

The idea is to encrypt [cronjob] all mails older than x days with a certain [per user] PGP Key. Mails are stored in Maildir format. Are you guys aware of an existing solution to this? Or maybe ...
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Integrating multiple mailboxes (dovecot, Exim, maildir)

Following an outage, I've ended up with 2 mailboxes for each of my users, on separate machines. I've shut the interim machine down now, and put the mailboxes on the real server in ...
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Maildir and mail attachments

If the mail receive with attachments and mail storage in the server - Maildir. How attachment set in Maildir format? For example: I user maildir for incoming message in my server. I got 1 message ...
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Maildir and users

I have pop3 local server. I want to use mail storage - Maildir format. And i have question: Maildir structure: Maildir tmp cur new Is it for one user? If i have 2 users in my pop3 ...
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Best Practice: Migrating Email Boxes (maildir format)

So here's the situation. I've got about 20,000 maildir email accounts chewing up a several hundred GB of space on our email server. Maildir by nature keeps thousands of tiny a** little files, ...
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Using Maildir as default mailspool

Is it possible to use a Maildir as the mailspool for users on a *nix box? I can get procmail to deliver to a Maildir without any problem, but I want to keep all the nifty features like finger knowing ...