[Dovecot] dovecot with IMAP and POP3 mixed
mr88talent at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 03:28:12 EET 2009
On 3/21/09, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> Bill Cole wrote:
> > Andreas Meyer wrote, On 3/21/09 11:16 AM:
> >> Hello!
> >> I tried to setup dovecot to work with IMAP and POP3 but when I connect
> >> with Squirrelmail, I get an error saying CREATE "INBOX.Sent"
> >> reason: Mailbox doesn't allow inferior mailboxes
> > That's for user7, right?
> > The cause of that error is SquirrelMail (using IMAP) is trying to create
> > a mailbox as a child of INBOX, but since user7 is defined as using mbox
> > format, that fails. If you use mbox storage, an IMAP folder can have
> > either messages or subfolders but never both, because when using mbox an
> > IMAP folder containing messages is a file, while an IMAP folder
> > containing subfolders is a directory. See
> > http://wiki.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/mbox for more info.
> > There *should* be some way to make SquirrelMail stop trying to create
> > its folders under INBOX, but I have no idea if there actually *is* one.
> > Some IMAP servers only allow the creation of folders as children of
> > INBOX, and as a result some (broken) IMAP clients only know how to
> > create folders that way. You can accommodate such software in Dovecot by
> > using namespaces.
> Run the squirrelmail configure program and change the "default folder
> prefix" to blank under "folder defaults".
When I set up a squirrellmail with Dovecot, on the configuration pade
id option D.
D. Set pre-defined settings for specific IMAP servers
I write in 'dovecot', and it sets a number of setting for me, for example:
Please select your IMAP server:
bincimap = Binc IMAP server
courier = Courier IMAP server
cyrus = Cyrus IMAP server
dovecot = Dovecot Secure IMAP server
exchange = Microsoft Exchange IMAP server
hmailserver = hMailServer
macosx = Mac OS X Mailserver
mercury32 = Mercury/32
uw = University of Washington's IMAP server
quit = Do not change anything
Command >> dovecot
imap_server_type = dovecot
default_folder_prefix = <none>
trash_folder = Trash
sent_folder = Sent
draft_folder = Drafts
show_prefix_option = false
default_sub_of_inbox = false
show_contain_subfolders_option = false
optional_delimiter = detect
delete_folder = false
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