[Dovecot] dovecot imap and thunderbird tags

Lorenzo Bettini bettini at dsi.unifi.it
Mon Mar 2 17:29:05 EET 2009

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Mar 1, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Lorenzo Bettini wrote:
>> We've been using an imap(s) dovecot server for a while on an ubuntu 
>> 8.04.2 and we noted that tags set by thunderbird ("important", "to 
>> do", etc.) are almost always lost, i.e., when connecting to the same 
>> imap account from another machine, the tags are not there anymore... 
>> this always happens for the Inbox, and seldomly for other imap 
>> folders... anyone else experiencing this?
> Are you using mbox files? Sounds like the same problem as "Custom flags 
> in v1.0.15" a few days ago. Upgrading to v1.1 fixed that. Or setting 
> mbox_lazy_writes=no.

Hi there

I checked in our dovecot.conf and there was


i.e., it was commented, and probably defaults to yes.  I changed it into


restarted dovecot, and did a quick test with two machines, and it looks 
like it's working now! :-)

I want to do some other tests and then get back to you

thanks a lot for now :-)

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