[Dovecot] Need help configuering Dovecot to support folders that contain sub-folders and messages

Dmitry Filonov FiL at kpoxa.org
Fri Jun 13 22:26:58 EEST 2008

Scott Silva wrote:
> on 6-13-2008 10:24 AM Dan Roberts spake the following:
>> The intent on my part was not to be trapped, but to simplify life.   
>> I don't work at a command line or system level on a regular enough 
>> basis these days to be 100% confident that I won't screw it up, so 
>> relying on a system that is pseudo capable of keeping itself together 
>> was a saccrifice I was willing to make.
>> I have had the bad misfortune of running RMPs in the past only to 
>> have things go very wrong - and they should not have, but for a screw 
>> up in the RPM to begin with.  Back then, I was more than capable of 
>> fixing things - but that was a long time ago.  So I want to proceed 
>> cautiously and not blow a hole in the working system.
>> That said, if upgraded is it possible to resolve this issue, or 
>> should I truly be contemplating a switch to another IMAP system?    
>> Dovecot is very popular so I find it odd that Apple would not foresee 
>> this issue.   So it would seem that a solution exists, but I don't 
>> have that configuration in play - at least I hope so.
>> Cheers -
>> Dan
> Is your IMAP server using mbox or maildir for the mailstore?
> Maildir should be able to handle the folders.
He has mailbox. And that is the problem. Dovecot doesn't support both 
folders and messages in mailbox folders. Well, that makes sense given 
that mailbox folders are FILES on the filesystem and you can't have 
sub-files. So the only way to go - migrate to Maildir.


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