[Dovecot] moving public folders to private Trash

Mark Nienberg gmane at tippingmar.com
Wed Jul 5 19:58:00 EEST 2006

Using Thunderbird against dovecot beta9:

If a user has Thunderbird configured to move deleted messages into a Trash folder, 
then the user cannot delete folders in a public namespace.  There is no problem 
deleting messages.

Thunderbird says:
"The current command did not succeed.  The mail server responded: Can't rename 
mailbox to another storage type."

All mailboxes (public and private) are maildir format.

Users can successfully delete folders from their own private areas, and the folders 
then appear as subfolders of the Trash folder.

Also, users can reconfigure Thunderbird to delete messages immediately instead of 
moving them to trash and then successfully remove public folders.

Also, users can move public folders within the public namespace.  So I think the 
problem boils down to the inability to move a folder from a public namespace to a 
private one, which is what happens when Thunderbird is configured to move deleted 
messages to a Trash folder.

Mark Nienberg

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