[Dovecot] Convert plugin mbox to maildir has no effect

guenther guenther at rudersport.de
Tue Apr 10 18:58:03 EEST 2007

On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 17:06 +0300, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-04-08 at 23:26 +0200, Frank Elsner wrote:
> > Apr  8 23:13:36 seymour dovecot: IMAP(migrant): Mailbox conversion: Couldn't create mailbox directory .gnome2_private
> Maildir uses "." as hierarchy separator, so this filename is invalid.
> I'm not sure if convert_skip_broken_mailboxes=yes should just cause
> these to be ignored, but for now it doesn't..

Just spotted the above error message (deleted previous posts already),
and it strikes me as seriously odd.

Dots in mbox file names are usually embedded (as in "dovecot.org"),
where it makes sense, as opposed to beginning with a dot. Even worse,
this particular name is kind of weird for a mail folder...

However, this name is well known to me:

  [guenther at monkey ~]$ ls -ld .gnome2_private
  drwx------  2 guenther users 4096 Jul 21  2005 .gnome2_private/

I'd check where the Maildir data actually is being created and what
files are being attempted to convert. Almost looks like the Maildir dirs
are being created in the users $HOME...


char *t="\10pse\0r\0dtu\0. at ghno\x4e\xc8\x79\xf4\xab\x51\x8a\x10\xf4\xf4\xc4";
main(){ char h,m=h=*t++,*x=t+2*h,c,i,l=*x,s=0; for (i=0;i<l;i++){ i%8? c<<=1:
(c=*++x); c&128 && (s+=h); if (!(h>>=1)||!t[s+h]){ putchar(t[s]);h=m;s=0; }}}

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