[Dovecot] questions/problems virtual plugin pop3 leave copies on the server for x days then delete

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Sun Mar 13 13:40:06 EET 2011

Hi Timo, i allready asked about this , and did some fixes , but it isnt
working yet ,as far i have a setup like

namespace default {
 # type = private
  separator = /
  prefix = ""
  list = yes
#  hidden = no
  subscriptions = yes

namespace virtual {
 # type = private
  prefix = "virtual/"
  separator = /
location = virtual:/etc/dovecot/virtual:LAYOUT=maildir++:INDEX=~/virtual
  hidden = yes
  list = no
  subscriptions= no

namespace real {
 # type = private
  prefix = "RealMails/"
  separator = /
  list = no
  hidden = yes

pop3_enable_last = yes
pop3_reuse_xuidl = no
pop3_uidl_format = %g
pop3_logout_format = top=%t/%p, retr=%r/%b, del=%d/%m, size=%s
mail_max_userip_connections = 100
mail_plugins = expire virtual quota mail_log fts fts_squat notify
pop3_client_workarounds = outlook-no-nuls oe-ns-eoh


normally this works as expected

some users want to use
leave copies messages on the server for x days then delete via pop3

i tested this with thunderbird
 and looked into the maildir, it seems
that the mails stay in "new" folder of the maildir
after i downloaded via pop3
( i am not sure is this expected ? , i would thought they get to cur   )
thunderbird does not download this mails again ( good ), but it doesnt
delete them from maildir new ever( bad ) , so the whole leave copy and
delete after x days function pop3 is not working

i am not quite sure if there is relation to virtual namespaces
( which i like to use in future too ) , but have to renable this feature
working any idea?

Best Regards

MfG Robert Schetterer


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