An APT repository is now available for manitou-mail, with the latest manitou-mdx packages for amd64 and i386 architectures.
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/manitou.list with these contents:
# for Debian 7 or 8
deb http://manitou-mail.org/apt/ jessie main
# for Ubuntu 14.04 and other current versions
deb http://manitou-mail.org/apt/ trusty main
(the distribution codename is obtained from `lsb_release -c` )
apt-get install manitou-mdx
The first time, the installer now asks if it should install the database.
When choosing Yes, it creates a new database as indicated (assuming a default PostgreSQL cluster is up and running), and auto-starts (configured in
The default source of mail defined in
/etc/manitou-mdx.conf is also the Maildir directory for manitou as a user (
/var/lib/manitou/Maildir). Then if the system is configured to use Maildir, messages directed to the local address manitou@localhost will end up directly into the database.
Hopefully, these changes will make it easier to start with manitou-mdx compared to the previous versions of the package.
On Debian, the default maildrop destination is still mbox files (
/var/mail/$USER), and delivery happens through procmail. maildir is always a better choice. With procmail, this is configurable by putting in
If not using procmail, for example if postfix is responsible for the maildrop, set in
home_mailbox = Maildir/
See https://wiki.debian.org/MaildirConfiguration for more details.