[Dovecot] dovecot imap mbox multiple connections

Mark Nienberg gmane at tippingmar.com
Tue Dec 12 05:04:29 UTC 2006

Danni Allen wrote:
> Hi,
> The company that I work for are currently looking at a changeover in 
> clients from pegasus mail(v4) to Thunderbird (v1.5.0.8).  We run dovecot 
> (v 0.99.13) with mbox.
> We currently have a bunch of shared folders sitting in a dummy imap 
> account that they all connect to and view.  I have read that problems 
> with Thunderbird have been encountered with this setup due to multiple 
> connections to the account and that a possible solution is to convert 
> from mbox to maildir.
> I was simply wondering if anyone knows anything about this, as I don't 
> seem to be able to find any information on it other than a single thread 
> with a single comment with what seems like anecdotal evidence rather 
> than something acknowledged.  Is there a problem with this?

I guess this doesn't really answer your question, but I can confirm that 
the 1.0 series of dovecot has true public folder support (you don't need 
a dummy imap acct) and works with thunderbird.  At least I can say it 
works with Maildir format, which is probably best to avoid the locking 
issues related to mbox.


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