[Dovecot] Migration from UW-IMAP

Bradley Giesbrecht bradley.giesbrecht at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 07:41:23 EET 2010

On Dec 13, 2010, at 9:25 PM, Daniel Senie wrote:

> I am attempting to test out dovecot on a server on a separate IP  
> address from the live, functioning UW-IMAP. I am having mixed  
> results with dovecot. An entirely new account that's never been used  
> with UW-IMAP seems to work fine, but that's really not the point of  
> the exercise.
> If I try changing over an existing account to use dovecot, I get a  
> variety of issues. Testing with Apple Mail.app, if I synchronize the  
> account, the INBOX stops displaying. So off to plan B, and debug via  
> command line commands.
> I tried connecting to Dovecot. It was able to list the mailboxes for  
> me. I asked for status on INBOX. Sometimes I get an error back in  
> the IMAP stream, sometimes not. Either way, the log shows complaints  
> about creating mail/.imap and below (we use mbox format, plus /var/ 
> mail/%u for inbox).
> I have active namespace compatibility recommended by the Wiki so  
> that clients specifying "mail/" and clients not specifying an imap  
> path both work. With the test account, I proved this functionality  
> is working.
> At this point I clearly have some issues, and could use some help  
> figuring out what to ask for help with, i.e. how to proceed to debug  
> this without damaging the existing UW-IMAP setup in the process. The  
> goal is to cut over to dovecot once I can be sure it really is  
> working compatibly, but until then I have a large user base and  
> can't blow everything up.
> And yes, I really, truly have RTFM (i.e. read the Wiki, the  
> troubleshooting pages, the migration pages).

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