This documentation is for Dovecot v2.x, see wiki1 for v1.x documentation.

local / remote blocks

Use local and remote blocks in this order:

local 127.0.0.1 {
# next block is used only, if TLS SNI extension is used. It expands to the TLS SNI hostname.
# Typically this is only used to configure per-host TLS certificates.
  local_name foo {
    remote 127.0.0.1 {
      protocol imap {
      }
    }
  }
}

The protocol block is the innermost block always, you can leave some blocks out.

Change a Setting

Typically you can change each setting in another block, like so:

mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir
mail_plugins = quota
protocol imap {
  # overwrites a setting
  mail_location = mbox:~/mbox
  # adds other values to the setting
  mail_plugins = $mail_plugins imap_quota
}

This way, you can keep all settings for a feature, e.g. ACL in one .conf file.

Unfortunately, you cannot access variables from the plugin section, e.g.:

plugin {
  sieve_plugins = extdata
}

# other file or later

plugin {
  # this won't work !!!
  sieve_plugins = $sieve_plugins extdata
}

None: HowTo/WriteConfiguration (last edited 2016-01-20 06:40:08 by ska)