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       maildirmake - create maildirs and maildir folders


       maildirmake [options...] {maildir}


       The maildirmake command creates maildirs, and maildir folders. This
       documentation describes the maildirmake command from the Courier mail
       server, which creates an extended form of maildirs that implements
       additional extensions beyond the basic maildir properties that were
       first implemented in the Qmail mail server.


           create a "sharable" maildir. A sharable maildir has slightly
           different permissions which allows creation of publicly-shared

       -q quota
           install a quota on the maildir. See maildirquota(7)[1], below.

       -f folder
           do not create a maildir, but create a folder in an existing

       -s mode
           create a publicly accessible folder in an existing sharable
           maildir. First, use the -S option to create a sharable maildir.
           Then, run maildirmake again with the -s option to create publicly
           accessible folders.  mode is a comma-separated list of the
           following keywords: read - readonly folder, only you can write
           messages to this folder; write - anyone can read and write messages
           to this folder; group - only allow members of your own system group
           to access messages in this folder (instead of everyone).

       --add name=pathname, --del name
           create or delete the directories and links needed to access shared
           folders. See below for more information.

       This maildirmake command supports enhanced maildirs that contain

       By itself, maildirmake makes a new subdirectory maildir, and creates
       all the necessary structures. The -f option creates a new "folder"
       within an existing maildir.  maildir must already exist, and the
       maildirmake command will create a new folder in the maildir.

       Folders are simply subdirectories inside the main maildir whose names
       start with a period, and which are themselves maildirs. For example,
       the command "maildirmake -f Drafts mail/Maildir" creates
       mail/Maildir/.Drafts, that has the usual tmp, new and cur. You MUST use
       the -f option, instead of specifying mail/Maildir/.Drafts directly, in
       order to correctly initialize certain enhanced maildir features.

       Folders cannot be created directly within other folders. Running
       maildirmake -f Urgent mail/Maildir/.Drafts will not work. Instead, the
       period character is designated as a hierarchy separator, run
       maildirmake -f Drafts.Urgent mail/Maildir instead. This creates
       mail/Maildir/.Drafts.Urgent, and all mail software that supports
       enhanced maildirs will interpret it as a subfolder Urgent of the Drafts

       This is another extension to the Maildir format that allows folders to
       be shared between multiple clients.

           The Courier IMAP server implements two types of shared folders:
           filesystem permission-based shared folders, as well as virtual
           shared folders based on IMAP access control lists. Use the
           maildirmake command to implement shared folders based on filesystem
           permissions. The maildiracl(1)[2] command manages access control
           lists, which are used by virtual shared folders.

           See the Courier IMAP server documentation for more information.

       First, you need to create a collection of sharable folders, as a
       separate maildir:

       Then, create individuals folders that will be accessed in shared mode:

       In this example, the "Weekly" folder is created, with read/write access
       to everyone. Multiple folders can be created in the same maildir, with
       different access permissions. Everyone can create a sharable maildir.
       The access privileges for individual folders are set by the -s option,
       and are implemented using traditional filesystem permissions.

       Use the --add and --del options to add a sharable maildir to an
       existing maildir. Client software that implements this extension will
       now know where to find sharable folders:

       $HOME/Maildir is your main maildir. The argument to -add is nick=path.
       nick is a nickname for this collection of sharable folders, and path is
       the location of the sharable maildir. All folders in the sharable
       maildir that you have access to -- such as "Weekly", in this case, will
       now be accessible. Multiple sharable maildirs can be added, by giving
       each one a unique nick.

       The --del option "disconnects" the sharable maildir from the main

       Normally -add command must be run for every maildir which needs to
       access the sharable maildir. Alternatively the file
       /etc/courier/maildirshared can be created, to specify a default set of
       sharable maildirs. Each line in this file takes the following format:

       nick is a short nickname for the sharable maildir, <tab> is a single
       tab character, path is the pathname to the sharable maildir.

       You may have read or write access to a shared folder. If you have write
       access, you can add messages to the shared folder. You can also delete
       messages that you´ve added.

       Anyone can create a sharable maildir, so if the sharable maildir is
       actually created by you, can can delete any message, not just your own.


       maildir(5)[3], maildiracl(1)[2], maildirkw(1)[4], maildrop(1)[5],
       maildirquota(7)[1], deliverquota(8)[6], maildropfilter(7)[7],


        1. maildirquota(7)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/maildirquota.html

        2. maildiracl(1)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/maildiracl.html

        3. maildir(5)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/maildir.html

        4. maildirkw(1)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/maildirkw.html

        5. maildrop(1)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/maildrop.html

        6. deliverquota(8)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/deliverquota.html

        7. maildropfilter(7)
           [set $man.base.url.for.relative.links]/maildropfilter.html