Standard Linux installation provide a maildir in
/var/spool/mail/$user (that's actually a single file holding all emails, not a "mail directory"), soft-linked by
I'm going to set up managed email on my installation, and I want to store mail in a separate partition that can be attached to the file system in case of server reimage (I already enforced this disaster-recovery measure for services such as
mysql). The separate filesystem is
So I would like system mail to be delivered to
/ in brackets because I'm not sure whether to include mail in a directory or not).
Currently, I run email for my own domain by redirecting all email to my ISP's email, which will not be forever (in case I change ISP I must migrate all email to the new ISP), so Postfix is instructed to redirect everyting directed to
I was thinking about using
Dovecot as email server, as it fully supports SSL.
So first, before configuring Dovecot, how do I tell the system to deliver mail in a different directory than /var/spool? Please mind that cron regularly sends email to
root when jobs don't write to
/dev/null, so the configuration must be system-wide.