[Dovecot] DoveCot 2.0.9: Problem with some Clients and separator (migrate from Cyrus)

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Tue Mar 22 18:48:57 EET 2011

On 22.3.2011, at 16.43, Denny Schierz wrote:

> we had to move from a old dieing Sparc very quickly our Cyrus IMAP Users
> to Dovecot. Most things works, but some Clients (like Evolution or
> Thunderbird) are strange. Our separator in Dovecot2 is "^", the
> mailboxes on the filesystem are something like
> "INBOX.subfolder1.subfolder2", but in TB and Evo I see
> INBOX^subfolder1^subfolder^
> In Roundcube Webmail, I have just a normal tree, as I expected.

IMAP clients don't like it much when the separator changes.

> On Evolution I deleted the IMAP Profile and recreated it, and that was
> working, but it isn't a workaround for TB

You mean recreating the profile didn't work, or you can't / don't want to recreate it?

> So, how can I fix it?

I don't think there is anything on Dovecot's side that you can do, except change the separator to same as it was with Cyrus.

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