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 understand the mailbox location, and I am not totally clear on this from the documentation.
If I use the following settings in the Postfix main.cf (username represents a system user that is setup to handle all virtual users):
And in /etc/postfix/vmailbox (the / at the end of the mailbox path indicates a maildir mailbox):
email@example.com example.com/info/ firstname.lastname@example.org example.com/sales/
So that the mailboxes would look like /home/username/example.com/info/ and so forth, as described in the documentation (http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html#virtual_mailbox).
And then use the following settings in the Dovecot dovecot.conf:
So that Dovecot has separate "home" and mailbox directories for the virtual users, as recommended in the documentation (http://wiki2.dovecot.org/VirtualUsers/Home), will this be a compatible setup?
Or, will Postfix be delivering mail to /home/username/example.com/info in cur, new, and tmp folders while Dovecot is looking for mail in /home/username/example.com/info/Maildir in cur, new, and tmp folders? Does the / to activate a maildir mailbox in the Postfix virtual_mailbox_maps indicate and automatically create a Maildir folder after example.com/info/ or will it create the difficulty I describe above?