How do I get sendmail to store mails on cyrus?

Søren Neigaard s.neigaard at
Fri Aug 20 05:25:58 EDT 2004

Yes true, sorry about that guys - I will try and test before asking again ;)
Im just trying to learn the concepts at the same time as learning the
details on the products, and I get confused every 5 minutes or so :D

Oh I would love to hire some expert to do this work for me, if only that was
an option...


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-info-cyrus at
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at] On Behalf Of Erik Norgaard
Sent: 20. august 2004 10:31
To: info-cyrus at
Subject: RE: How do I get sendmail to store mails on cyrus?

On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Søren Neigaard wrote:

> Ok now Im following this guide to get postfix running with cyrus:
> In this guide there is this line to get postfix to deliver mail to cyrus:
> mailbox_transport = lmtp:unix:/var/run/cyrus/socket/lmtp
> I dont have this path, however I have these:
> /etc/pam.d/lmtp
> /usr/libexec/postfix/lmtp
> /var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp
> I was thinking that the "/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp" might be the right
> or maybe I need to do some sort of cyrus configuration, or?

Søren, just about all Linux/Unix systems have some differences in
paths and names, there is no guide you can follow without making
apropriate changes required for your system. For example on my
system the file is /var/imap/socket/lmtp

I suggest that you try make a clever guess, see if it works, and
if not then write. Otherwise you will find yourself recieving a
lot of RTFM responses. If you don't like that approach consider
paying a profesional to walk you through the setup.

Note: Better start setup some mailaccounts first, redirecting
all mail to imap with no mail accounts will result in the mail
being rejected.

Regards, Erik

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