[Dovecot] Dovecot + vpopmail + shared folders

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Nov 16 19:53:36 EET 2010

On Tue, 2010-11-16 at 12:44 -0500, qmail at top-consulting.net wrote:
> I might have forgotten to mention that I am using . (dot) as separator.
> Your original message that proposed that fix is here:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/dovecot@dovecot.org/msg20706.html

I just copied the location value from what the guy was already using.
The important part was that "." in usernames was messing things up, and
you could now avoid that by using:

> namespace shared {
>    separator = .
>    prefix = shared.%%u.

prefix = shared.%%n.

(This of course prevents users from sharing mailboxes across different

> I am running the IMAP commands directly through telnet and although  
> the namespace exists, it doesn't show up at all:
> If I use the location that I commented out, shared folders will work  
> for all the domains that exist under /usr/home/vpopmail/domains/P

1) Find out some mailbox name with the location=/usr/home/etc. that you
can actually successfully select, i.e. something like:

a SELECT shared.user.boxname

2) Switch to %%h, set mail_debug=yes and try the same again. What does
the command reply? What do the logs show?

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