Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#15963 closed request (fixed)

Please upgrade Dovecot to 1.1.x

Reported by: automandc@… Owned by: jberry@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 1.6.0
Keywords: dovecot upgrade Cc: automandc@…


Dovecot 1.1+ (current version is 1.1.1) adds the "layout=fs" option to mail location. Setting this option will cause Maildir to create its directories without the leading periods in the directory names (e.g. ~/Maildir/directory/ instead of ~/Maildir/.directory/). (See for q&a on the Dovecot mailing list).

I have used Dovecot to replace all of my bloated PSTs from Windows, which makes a huge difference in Time Machine backups, and makes my local mail available to both my MacOS and (virtual) WinXP clients. Because of the leading periods in the directory names, Spotlight does not index maildir directories, which means that all my locally stored mail is not indexed. This frustrates one of the key advantages to using Maildir on a localhost IMAP server as a mail repository.

I am not a coder, otherwise I would offer my assistance in upgrading the port. Hopefully you wizards running these things can accomplish it without too much trouble!

I really appreciate the hard work everyone does in making all the UNIX goodness available to us mere Mac mortals.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by automandc@…

Cc: automandc@… added

Cc Me!

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to jberry@…

Assigning to maintainer.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by jberry@…

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The dovecot port has been updated to 1.1.1. Fixed in r38258.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by jmroot (Joshua Root)

Type: enhancementrequest

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by (none)

Milestone: Port Requests

Milestone Port Requests deleted

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