qmail and maildir

qmail and maildir

Post by Chris J/ » Fri, 26 Feb 1999 04:00:00

Mail delivery is done as the target user. Root does not receive mail, but is
set up as an alias (see the qmail docs for info). The man page for
qmail-control(5) is the "roadmap" for the qmail man pages. To understand
qmail fully, read the document named INTERNALS, which tells you how mail is

If you've not read the FAQ, why not? There's a whole load of extra text files
in the distribution. To understand qmail fully you should read pretty much
most of them. Everything is documented, but very little is repeated.

Maildir has to be owned by the recipient of the mail, and should have write
access by the owner only else qmail will refuse to deliver (and log
accordingly). The message stays in the queue until the problem is fixed or
the message expires (at 7 days).

You set up the control files using "vi", or other text editor. You probably
need to check rcpthosts and locals. The set up of fetchmail is a fetchmail,
not a qmail problem. If you have people that relay through your machine
(eg, dial up customers or machines on the same LAN of which you are the
central SMTP server that all incoming/outgoing mail gets sent to), you will
need to read the FAQ, especially the bit about RELAYCLIENT.

ps, I'd advise switching HTML off in your posts as well

><!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en">
>Qmail and the POP3 Server are running great by now.
><p>My problem is the understanding of the delivery and access mechanism.
><p>Who is the user and group who delivers and who is the user and group
>who accesses. What have the owner and group of the /Maildir and its subdirectories
>to be and what rights does the owner and the group have to have?
><p>Another problem is that my postoffice server is called LinServB.domain.com.

>How do I set up the control files, as I don&acute;t completely understand
>the documentation to this and how do I have to setup fetchmail for some
>users with different domains (privat ones) and for the complete domain
>from our ISP?
><p>Thanks a lot.


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