On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 9:02 AM, Natxo Asenjo <natxo.ase...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 8:31 AM, Dale Macartney
> <d...@themacartneyclan.com> wrote:
>> I have been experimenting with how best to address this, however I am
>> constantly being pushed back to the only way of having a userdir that
>> actually exists would be a homdir which would be created when a user
>> first logs in.
>> Yes, if you ssh to the dovecot server as the user (with oddjobd running
>> in the background) it will create the homedir  with no problems and the
>> issue is resolved, however users should not *have to* interactively log
>> into a server just to allow them to access mail.
>> my only thinking here is shared homedirs (nfs?) between clients and
>> servers, however my thoughts on this are "if dovecot is redirecting a
>> users mail to their homedir, then why do we need dovecot to access it
>> via imap when the mail will already appear in their homedir?"
>> does anyone have any thoughts on this?

further you do not need to have the Maildirs on the users' homedirs:

If you only want to use Kerberos ticket-based authentication:

auth default {
  mechanisms = gssapi
  userdb static {
    args = uid=vmail gid=vmail home=/var/vmail/%u

I have not tested it, but then you could have all the Maildirs in the
imap server.


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