[Dovecot] Auto creating client folders on the IMAP server after installing client.

Radio Tron paleywiener at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 9 09:30:00 EEST 2008

> as well. Have you tested whether you can MANUALLY
> create new folders?
Yup, just tried that out using telnet. It works.
x OK List completed.
x create INBOX.test1
x OK Create completed.
x list "" * 
shows the folder. TBird does not show/display any
folders that i created using telnet. Also, there is a
tiny lock icon in TBird in the left hand pane. I am
using port 143 in TBird, but this is a SASL/TLS link?
Shouldn't the port be 993?

>> sync GMail, Dovecot and a 
>> multitude-of-stupid-clients in some
>> mysterious way so any advice in advance is more
>> than welcome.
> Fetchmail?
Well, fetchmail doesn't do a perfect IMAP sync as in,
GMail folder/label details are lost (I'm researching
GetMail/Mutt+Expect). Essentially, the client is using
GMail-Google-Apps to send and receive emails. He wants
a copy of all mails sent and received via GMail to be
stored elsewhere (so that he can verify as to who,
among his employees, sent what and received what). He
isn't using his own mail server because of SPAM and
because of downtime (I suggested a secondary MX, but
it got shot down) So I have to keep the GMail passwds
on Linux and use that to sync between Linux and GMail
and then run Dovecot and feed the mail to TBirds and
implement SSL/TLS everywhere (*sigh* and I'm just a
noob at this - was hoping they'd let me do some

> Since you didn't post any details of your 
> system or config, all anyone could do is guess.

Ah, oops, sorry. OS is /etc/redhat-release: CentOS
release 5 (Final CentOS 5).

mail> uname -a
Linux mail.xxxxxxx.net 2.6.18-53.el5 #1 SMP Mon Nov 12
02:14:55 EST 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

mail> dovecot --version

mail> dovecot -n
# /etc/dovecot.conf
base_dir: /var/run/dovecot/
listen(default): *:143
listen(imap): *:143
listen(pop3): *:110
ssl_listen(default): *:993
ssl_listen(imap): *:993
ssl_listen(pop3): *:995
ssl_ca_file: /etc/pki/dovecot/cacert.pem
disable_plaintext_auth: yes
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot//login
login_process_per_connection: no
login_process_size: 64
max_mail_processes: 10
mail_location: maildir:~/mail
mail_debug: yes
maildir_copy_with_hardlinks: yes
mail_executable(default): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(imap): /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap
mail_executable(pop3): /usr/libexec/dovecot/pop3
mail_plugin_dir(default): /usr/lib64/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(imap): /usr/lib64/dovecot/imap
mail_plugin_dir(pop3): /usr/lib64/dovecot/pop3
auth default:
  debug: yes
  debug_passwords: yes
    driver: pam
    driver: passwd
    type: listen
      path: /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
      mode: 432
      user: postfix
      group: postfix



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