Is it possible to have the Roundcube password, and the password that's used for IMAP and SMTP connections (such as when using a mail app), be different? I would like to do this because I've set up 2 factor auth via a plugin on round cube, but this is essentially useless for the moment. But since the Roundcube password is the same as the IMAP/SMTP password, then someone with the password could access the emails anyway through a 3rd party mail app and bypass Roundcube. Are there any instructions available as to how this could be done? Thank you!


Roundcube isn't anything more than webface for imap/smtp client.

So no, without saving imap password on the system and then automatically login when authenticated in another way, you can't choose different passwords.


Dovecot allows the shared folders so you can access the same storage with the same messages from two different IMAP accounts. You can refer to the next manual explaining exact configuration:


Also if you have an access to the host serving your dovecot you can simply softlink the "main" imap userdir for the secondary account(s) having a separate IMAP credentials.

  • All of those require access to mailserver and creation of multiple connected mailboxes which somehow isn't the same as one account with multiple passwords.
    – Aroly7
    Apr 10 '19 at 15:24
  • All the toolset is listed in the tags so I've supposed that this is fully controlled setup.
    – Kondybas
    Apr 10 '19 at 17:20

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