[Dovecot] Dovecot IMAP and Mac OS X Mail.app

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Aug 4 00:05:10 EEST 2006

On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 11:03 +0100, Ronny Adsetts wrote:
> Hi All,
> I recently switched our Courier IMAP server over to Dovecot primarily for
> performance reasons. Server OS is Debian Sarge with Dovecot packages from
> backports.org (v 1.0.rc2-1bpo1).
> Access from Thunderbird and Horde worked fine with some shared folders
> defined and the Courier compatibility private folder stanza. Initial
> testing with Mail.app showed that, although the folder listing was fetched
> correctly including all shared folders, no mail could be viewed with
> Mail.app timing out with an error about invalid namespace. (I'll post the
> exact error message as a follow up when I can test again later).

I guess the invalid namespace problem should be fixed somehow..

> After searching the mailing list for a while, I came upon a message
> suggesting adding a second private namespace like so:
> namespace private {
>    separator = .
>    prefix = "INBOX."
>    inbox = yes
>    hidden = no
> }
> namespace private {
>   separator = .
>   prefix =
>   inbox = yes
>   hidden = yes
> }

There can be only one namespace with inbox=yes. Also set location to
point to some empty directory, something like:

location = mbox:~/.emptydir

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