Dovecot config imap and pop3

Kevin Old kevinold at
Wed Mar 2 14:18:11 UTC 2005

Hello everyone,

I'm running FC2 and the latest Dovecot for FC2.  I've got it
configured correctly accepting pop, pops and imaps connections.

My question is, can dovecot be configured to allow for a few accounts
to be imap in an all pop environment?  For example, I have an account
for user kdo which is a pop account.  I'd like to make an account for
user kdoimap which would be an imap account.

The thing that I'm confused about is how does dovecot know if it's
imap or pop (other than the port it's connecting on) and store the
mail correctly.  I have this set in my /etc/dovecot.conf

default_mail_env = mbox:~/mail/:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

How would I get an imap account setup?

Any help is appreciated,
Kevin Old
kevinold at

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