[Dovecot] pop3 not autocreating directory structure

Jan-Frode Myklebust janfrode at tanso.net
Tue Feb 14 21:34:42 EET 2012

We use:

	mail_home = /srv/mailstore/%256LRHu/%Ld/%Ln
	mail: mdbox:~/mdbox

and I just noticed one of our newly provisioned users initially failed
to pop her mails. I saw several of these:

	dovecot::  pop3(new.user at example.net): Error: Couldn't open INBOX: Mailbox doesn't exist: INBOX
	dovecot::  pop3(new.user at example.net): Couldn't open INBOX top=0/0, retr=0/0, del=0/0, size=0

before she switched to imap and then everything looked fine:

	dovecot::  imap(new.user at example.net): Disconnected: Logged out bytes=11/338

Looking at the timestamps in the filesystem I see that the users home
directory wasn't created before switcing to imap.

Is this a know problem? 


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