[Dovecot] Problems with Public Folders

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Apr 24 16:13:59 EEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-21 at 23:54 -0500, Matt Rude wrote:
> I am trying to implement public folders on my Fedora 8 + Postfix 2.5.1 +
>  MySQL + Dovecot 1.0.13.  I have Public folder shown in for my users but
> when they choose the folder "Public" they receive the error "The mail
> server responded: Mailbox doesn't exist: Public" (in Thunderbird) or
> just simply "Mailbox doesn't exist: Public" (In SquirrelMail). They are
> also reciveing the same errors when they try to subscribe to the Public
> Folder.
> namespace:
>   type: public
>   separator: /
>   prefix: Public/
>   location: maildir:/var/spool/virtualmailboxes/%d/Public/

That's because Public isn't a mailbox, it's a namespace. You can create
mailboxes under Public, but you can't treat Public itself as a mailbox.

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