[Dovecot] Can't remove folder

Leroy van Logchem leroy.vanlogchem at wldelft.nl
Wed Nov 29 21:19:21 UTC 2006


Here is a 'me too' somewhat like:

Example scenario:
    subfolder is a directory
    somebox is a mbox

When I use Thunderbird's "Delete folder" function on the somebox the 
message appears:
"Target mailbox doesn't allow inferiour mailboxes".

Thunderbird, by default, tries to move it to Trash instead of deleting 
it directly.
When I change the preference to "Remove it immediately" it works.

Which component is at fault here:
  - limitation of a mbox only setup?
  - thunderbird should know
  - limitation of the imap protocol to advice the client it's mbox backed
  - feature of dovecot, could it be fixed or worked around somehow


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