It all depends on your configuration. The directory referenced by
"Mail" is the users maildir. It defaults to "$HOME/Maildir".
If you created the directories like this:
then "user" is your maildir and both "Home" and "Mail" should point to
If, on the other hand, "user" is a standard directory and you created
the maildir like this:
then "Home" is the user directory and "Mail" is the Maildir directory.
This is how I currently have my directories set up, with "user" as a
standard directory. I've never seen "user" defined as a maildir, though
I could imagine it.
In either case, you must make the maildir with the "maildirmake"
command. And you must be logged in as the owner of the maildir when
you do it.
There's just one catch - I *can't* log on to the owner of the maildir,
since the owner is a virtual user and doesn't exist in passwd, only in
userdb. (the owner would be of the form "us...@domain.com", which all the
passwd manipulation programs reject). I've been su'ing to courier to
create the maildirs - or should I create a user in passwd called
"user1", and user that for a given "use...@domain1.com",
"use...@domain2.com", "use...@domain3.com", and so on - using the user
"user1" as my logon when I create the maildirs? (yes, I'm going to go
I find that the second setup is the simplest since it conforms to
Courier's expected directory setup and you don't have to worry about
setting "Mail" explicitly for each user.