[Alpine-info] Fwd: dovecot
chappa at gmx.com
Fri Jun 29 18:41:36 PDT 2012
On Fri, 29 Jun 2012, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jun 2012, Nathan wrote:
>> so it cant just like on my home directory, it cant use just st it up
>> as /home/user/mail where the dovecot files stored in right?
> If you're using the Alpine Maildir patch, Dovecot possibly uses a
> different version of Maildir than that patch.
Dovecot uses maildir++, which the maildir patch understands; all you have
to do is to configure Alpine to read a maildir.
> You'll simplify things greatly if you don't access the folders directly
> with both programs.
I agree. Dovecot knows more about its folders than Alpine will ever know.
I recommend to use dovecot for exclusive access in this case. However, I
would consider to eliminate dovecot if it is not needed. If the purpose is
reading e-mail with Alpine, the maildir patch is good enough for this
purpose. In other words, one can solve the problem
MDA + Dovecot + Alpine
MDA + Maildir Patch for Alpine
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