[Imap-uw] tmail vs snarfing?
joel at panacea.null.org
Mon Mar 12 23:04:32 PDT 2007
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2007, Joel Reicher wrote:
> > If I just configure sendmail to use tmail instead of mail.local (and
> > provide the flag for CRLF newlines) but do not specify any -I arg,
> > what happens?
> It just works. No -I is equivalent to "-I INBOX" which is almost always
> the correct setting.
That's clear enough from the man page, but I still couldn't tell exactly
what -I INBOX means. :)
> > The only customisation I've made to my imap-uw build is
> > CREATEPROTO=mbxproto, and as I said earlier the server is snarfing from
> > standard UNIX maildrops to mbx ~/INBOXes.
> With CREATEPROTO=mbxproto, tmail will create a ~/INBOX in mbx format if
> one does not exist.
Ah; that's new. imapd and ipopd don't do this. My problem with the
man page is when it says
"If delivery is to INBOX and no INBOX currently exists, tmail will
create a new INBOX, using the -I flag if specified."
I don't know whether INBOX refers to ~/INBOX, the sendmail maildrops
(in /var/mail in my case), or the either/or/snarf that the daemons do.
So does this mean tmail completely ignores the maildrops in /var/mail?
That's probably the main question I need answered because I'll have
to stop sendmail, do snarfing for all users, and start it again in
On the other hand if tmail snarfs like the other c-client apps do...
> > What's the best way to go about migrating?
> Start by reviewing the information in
> then ask further questions.
Unfortunately these migration issues aren't clearly covered. That FAQ
answer seems intended more for initial setup, and I wasn't assuming
tmail would behave the same way as the daemons.
I've read that FAQ entry many times over the past couple of months,
but with this being a site-wide change to mail delivery I didn't want
to make any assumptions.
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