[Dovecot] dovecot imap mbox multiple connections

Danni Allen dannia at jamesons.com.au
Tue Dec 12 05:09:27 UTC 2006

Excellent, thanks a lot.  Guess we'll go down this path instead then :)

Mark Nienberg wrote:
> 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.
> Mark

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