[CentOS] enabling maildir @ cli

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Fri Jun 13 19:47:57 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 03:41:48PM -0400, Ray Leventhal enlightened us:
> -
> >>Dovecot uses Maildir format (not mbox), so if you install ISPConfig on 
> >>the server, please make sure you enable Maildir under Management -> 
> >>Server -> Settings -> Email. ISPConfig will then do the necessary 
> >>configuration.
> >>----
> >>
> >>Since I'm ssh'd in to the box and X isn't installed, what's the CLI to 
> >>accomplish this?
> >>
> >>    
> >
> >You'll probably want to ask the ISPConfig folks.
> >
> >Matt
> >
> >  
> If it were an ISPConfig question, I would...I simply was asking what the 
> matching command line was for a corresponding action in X.  Please let 
> me know if I'm wrong, but this isn't OT, nor is it ISPConfig related.

Management -> Server -> Settings -> Email is most likely an ISPConfig thing,
since I don't recall ever seeing that in a CentOS menu anywhere. So without
knowing what that is doing, we can't tell you what commands you might run
over SSH to make the equivalent changes. 

Most likely it involves changing the configuration file for your MTA
(Postfix, exim, sendmail) - but again, we don't know what that is, so we
can't tell you.

There's not going to be one magic command you can run to "enable Maildir" on
your server.


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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