Cyrus LMTP and Maildir[++] Format
Adam Tauno Williams
awilliam at whitemice.org
Wed Sep 16 06:05:17 EDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-09-16 at 13:57 +0430, mozafar roshany wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> I want to use the Cyrus LMTP server to get mail from Postfix remotely.
> But, the problem is that I can't use Cyrus-IMAP/POP itself for some
> reasons and I have courier as my IMAP/POP server which uses Maildir++
> mailbox format.
That won't work (and doesn't make much sense). Switch to Cyrus, it is a
superior IMAP/POP server.
> Is there any way (any configuration parameter, or any patch or ...) to
> make Cyrus LMTP understand Maildir++ format?
> If not, why?
Why do so? The purpose of Cyrus' lmtpd is to delivery mail into the
Cyrus mail store.
> I haven't find a strict and clear answer to this question at my
IMO, because maildir is a bad idea. There is no good reason for someone
to be mucking around in the filesystem underneath my mail server. You
can access the mail via IMAP [which is why you have an IMAP server!] -
via which your actions can be audited, sanitized, and made safe for
concurrent actions [ none of which is possible if some rogue user is
dorking the filesystem ].
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