Re: Comprehensive maildir-howto?
On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 12:47:33PM +0200, Jarno Elonen wrote:
> Is there any comprehensive maildir-howto around?
I'm not aware of any. :( The mail HOWTOs only mention maildir in passing.
But it does sound a good idea for additions.
> None of them tell, for example, what to do with 'login', environment
> variables, 'mail', .forward etc.
I never had to set the login environment to anything unique for maildir.
The 'mail/mailx' command doesn't, as far as I know, understand maildir.
All the modern mailers will--I think. I know mutt does.
.forward is handled by the MTA (exim, sendmail, postfix, qmail and
procmail (yeah, I know it's not a real MTA)), which all support maildir.
For reading mail using imap, you need a server which supports maildir.
Courier Imap is the only I have any experience with. I'm not sure about
All this is documented. But you are correct, it is mostly scattered here
and there. Having it in one place would be a Good Thing®.
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