[Dovecot] Is this really a user agent issue?

David Warden warden at geneseo.edu
Thu Dec 23 17:27:49 EET 2010

 Out of curiosity, are you using the "autosubscribe" feature of Dovecot 
 LDA to automatically subscribe people who whatever new folder the 
 Dovecot LDA automatically creates? It looks like this is the -s flag to 
 LDA binary in 1.1.3+ or lda_mailbox_autosubscribe in 2.0+ (not sure 
 exactly what point release...)

 I don't have a lot of experience with Evolution but I know Thunderbird 
 can be difficult when it comes to new folders showing up on the server 
 that it didn't create. The best you can do is make sure the client gets 
 automatically subscribed to that new folder and hope that the client 
 checks the list of subscribed folders (the LSUB IMAP command) 
 eventually. I would hope that clicking "check/get new mail" would be 
 enough to trigger that in most clients.

 On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:48:30 -0500, Phil Howard <ttiphil at gmail.com> 
> I suspect this is a user agent issue, given that Evolution is flaky 
> in
> so many areas.  When I deliver mail to a subfolder/subbox (e.g. the 
> -m
> option in the deliver command), and Evolution doesn't know of it, 
> yet,
> creating it fails, and Evolution still can't get to it.  Doing things
> the other way around (create it in Evolution first, then deliver to
> it) works fine.  Seems to be silliness to me.  Just wondered if any
> Dovecot aspects might be involved ... such as the fact that the case
> is different (e.g. "INBOX" in the filesystem, but "Inbox" in
> Evolution).

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