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[SLUG] where does postfix store email?


Hi all,

yes I know this may seem obvious but I'm scratching my head...

I have email setup as postfix and dovecot for imap.

Email is working fine in and out.

I'm using thunderbird as mail client and the server type is set to imap mail server port 143.

Now this is supposed to leave all the email on the server, being imap, isn't it?

If I look in my home folder I see...

drwx------ 3 donohueb donohueb     4096 Sep 18 12:03 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 donohueb donohueb     4096 Sep 16 14:10 ..
-rw------- 1 donohueb donohueb     2827 Nov 25 12:45 Drafts
drwx------ 7 donohueb donohueb     4096 Sep 18 12:03 .imap
-rw------- 1 donohueb donohueb        0 Sep 16 14:10 inbox
-rw------- 1 donohueb donohueb   584016 Nov 25 11:16 Junk
-rw------- 1 donohueb donohueb 73968068 Nov 25 12:20 Sent
-rw------- 1 donohueb donohueb       23 Sep 18 12:03 .subscriptions
-rw------- 1 donohueb donohueb  4647947 Nov 25 12:21 Trash


why is inbox zero length and an old date and where is the email stored?
Ben