Deleting "folders only" folder doesn't actually delete

Joseph Tam jtam.home at
Tue Jul 12 22:10:20 UTC 2022

> I'm using dovecot- on fedora34 and Thunderbird 91 on fedora35. When creating a folder of type "folders only" in Thunderbird, then trying to delete it, it doesn't actually delete it from the filesystem. Is this a permissions problem? Or perhaps a Thunderbird problem?

Are you using MBOX backend?

I think I ran across this problem and it's some confusion as to
whether the target is a file or directory.  I was finally able to
delete it by appending '/' to the name of the folder in my
mail reader, but some mail readers do not allow you to type the
mailbox name to delete.
I believe Tbunderbird has some IMAP server setting that will give it a hint.

Joseph Tam <jtam.home at>

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