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  The IMAP server program used on the Nevis mail server is dovecot. This program stores your mail as standard text files, one file per "mail folder" as seen by your mail reader; nested folders correspond to nested Linux directories.
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On occasion, it can be useful to know or change where those files are located. Although your .subscription file provides clues to that location, ultimately it is your mail reader that tells dovecot where to look for your IMAP mail files. Each mail reader has a slightly different way to set that location.
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On occasion, it can be useful to know or change where those files are located. Although your .subscriptions file provides clues to that location, ultimately it is your mail reader that tells dovecot where to look for your IMAP mail files. Each mail reader has a slightly different way to set that location.
 
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If you follow the instructions below, and the field is blank, it means that your IMAP files are in the default location as determined by dovecot. Before the IMAP file switch, this is your home directory; after the switch, it is /mail/folders/$user (where $user is the name of your Nevis account).
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If you follow the instructions below, and the field is blank, it means that your IMAP files are in the default location as determined by dovecot. Before the IMAP file switch on 18-Feb-09, this is your home directory; after 18-Feb-09, it is /mail/folders/$user (where $user is the name of your Nevis account).
  In brief, the location of your IMAP files is usually found in the "Advanced" section of the server settings in your mail program. In detail:
 
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