Postfix mailbox location

Andrew Farris flyindragon1 at
Wed Sep 9 22:56:03 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-09-09 at 14:23 -0500, Wade Smart wrote:
> After getting my fetchmail to work properly (thanks guys :D)
> postfix produced an error:
> postfix/local: status = bounced (cannot update mailbox
> /home/wadesmart/data/wadesmart/Maildir for user wadesmart.)
> My mail was in /home/wadesmart/Maildir on my old system.
> Now my old home is mounted as /data and my mail is located at
> /data/wadesmart/Maildir.
> I was reading the postfix manual and it says "Optional pathname of a
> mailbox file relative to a local(8) user's home directory."
> Im reading that to mean I cant put my mail where it is at - correct?
> So can I not have it outside my /home directory?

I dont know if you can have it outside of your home dir, but as a
possible fix, would it be possible to just link your old mail folder to
the location where fetchmail is looking for it right now?

In theory that should allow you to keep your maildir where it is, and
not have to modify anything else...(in theory of course)

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