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

Ronny Adsetts ronny.adsetts at amazinginternet.com
Fri Aug 4 13:44:36 EEST 2006

Timo Sirainen said at 03/08/2006 22:05:
> On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 11:03 +0100, Ronny Adsetts wrote:
>> 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..

I'll try and get an IMAP log of the error. It will be next week though.

>> 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 >>    hidden >> }
>> namespace private {
>>   separator >>   prefix >>   inbox >>   hidden >> }
> There can be only one namespace with inbox=yes. Also set location to
> point to some empty directory, something like:
> location 
Removing the 'inbox 

Ronny Adsetts
Technical Director
Amazing Internet Ltd, London
t: +44 20 8607 9535
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