[Dovecot] problem with NFS from Microsoft Windows Services for Unix

Bill Cole dovecot-20061108 at billmail.scconsult.com
Sat Feb 24 23:08:37 UTC 2007

At 11:16 PM +0100 2/24/07, Arnaud Grandville  imposed structure on a 
stream of electrons, yielding:
>Hi all,
>I'm using dovecot 1.0 RC24 compiled form source on a OpenBSD 4.0, I
>use IMAP service with maildir storage and my mail client is Outlook
>If the root of the user maildir stay on the BSD filesystem 
>everything is right.
>If the root of the maildir is mount on an NFS drive on Microsoft
>Windows 2003 server, I always have the same error when I try to move
>mail (under Outlook) form my Pop3 account to my Imap account :
>dovecot: Feb 24 21:41:13 Error: IMAP(arno):
>failed: Input/output error
>As you see, the name of the file gets  an extra string ":2,S" and
>that's why the new filename can't be created.
>what's wrong?

You are using Windows to store Maildir directories. Do not do that. 
It cannot work. Maildir message files that are not in the 'new' 
directory must have colons in their names.
Bill Cole                                  
bill at scconsult.com

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