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Re: Abstractio of Dovecot Users

From: Marek Paśnikowski
Subject: Re: Abstractio of Dovecot Users
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2023 17:44:48 +0000

Email z Środa, 22 listopada 2023 od Thorondir:
> Hi Marek,
> On 11/20/23 23:40, Marek Paśnikowski wrote:
> > I would like to ask you, which dovecot service configuration parameters 
> > should I look at, for declaration of what I have seen on the net named 
> > “vmail”.
> >
> > My immediate goal is to declare a dedicated inbox for DMARC reports and a 
> > bunch of aliases for 'marek' mail account, stored separately from the 
> > system's 'marek' account.
> Way back when I first started on the journey of email self-hosting, I 
> found the ArchWiki[0] to have enough information to get me started. 
> After doing that, do try to understand why it does what it does, because 
> there is quite a bit of complexity in there.
> But in short:
>   * you create a local user [yes, usually "vmail"] who gets everything
>     and stores it according to who it's supposed to be for
>   * the question of "who is it for" is usually answered by entries in a
>     database or map file
>   * both postfix and dovecot need to know about and use the database or
>     map file

The reminder to reconfigure OpenSMTPD is helpful, thank you.

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