Dovecot 1.1.4 + Qmail 1.03 / Vpopmail 5.4.25 and Maildir++ question (cannot get it to work)

Hi all, i have a (Qmail 1.03 + Maildir++ patch) and Vpopmail 5.4.25 system on which i've recently installed Dovecot 1.1.4. Previously i've used qmail-popup as my pop daemon, but there are some issues with maildir++ support that caused me to switch to Dovecot.

I have Dovecot up and running, as in Authentication against the Vpopmail backend is working. I understand that Dovecot understands the maildir++ quota system as described on: http://wiki.dovecot.org/Quota, however i cannot seem to get a maildirsize file (if deleted) to be recreated.

The relevant part of the config file is:

protocol pop3 {
      ...
        mail_plugins = quota
}

plugin {
  quota = maildir
}

However that by itself doesn't seem to be enough. I'd like to use the quota as stored in the vpopmail database. I tried (in "auth default"):

        passdb vpopmail {
                args = quota_template=quota_rule=*:backend=%q
        }

however, that also doesn't seem to work. Any suggestions
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Xyptilon2Asked:
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Syngin9Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Might be worth while to post the question on his mailing list:

http://qmail.jms1.net/lists/

There are quite a few knowledgeable people on there.

Apart from that, not sure what to tell you.
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Syngin9Commented:
I've only done the Dovecot install a few times but John Simpson has quite a few notes on it working with Vpopmail here:

http://qmail.jms1.net/dovecot.shtml

He mentions on that page to use the following config:

mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir

namespace private {

separator = .  
prefix = INBOX.  
inbox = yes
}
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Xyptilon2Author Commented:
Yes, i'm familiar with that page, i've installed it using his instructions. The authentication part against the vpopmail backend is working beautifully, but the quota support is not as it should work, preferably i want it to check the maildirsize file and if that doesn't exist, recreate it based on what's inside the vpopmail database.
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Xyptilon2Author Commented:
Thanks for the suggestion. I did.. will let you know what i find and award points for helping out!
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Xyptilon2Author Commented:
The trick was to configure it like this:

plugin {
  quota = maildir
  quota_rule = ?:storage=0
}

The ? means, use "maildirsize" file if present, otherwise storage is unlimited, this way our backend is leading. Vpopmail will recreate the file if it doesnt exist when delivering new mail and the pop or imap daemon just has to update the file.
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Xyptilon2Author Commented:
Lead me in the right direction. Thanks.
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