[Dovecot] plus addressing bug in dovecot 1.1.x?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jun 23 06:45:29 EEST 2008

On Sun, 2008-06-22 at 21:25 -0600, Jon Fullmer wrote:
> When I upgraded to 1.1.0, I noticed that e-mails were no longer being  
> delivered to the submailboxes as they had been (though they would  
> arrive in the central INBOX). I checked the "dovecot-deliver.log", and  
> I noticed that, ever since I had brought up 1.1.0, I would see:
> save failed to spam: Unknown namespace

The difference is that nowadays deliver supports namespaces. How have
you configured them? For example if you have INBOX/ prefix for all your
private mailboxes, you'd have to save the mail to INBOX/spam, not spam.

Now, how to do this automatically? Well, the choices would be:

a) Remove the namespace prefix.

b) Call deliver with -m INBOX/$mailbox from your MTA. But this is
probably tricky, because if there is no + in the address you'd get -m
INBOX/. Although it still gets saved to INBOX, you'll get "invalid
mailbox name" logged.

c) Perhaps there could be a new "default namespace prefix" setting that
applies to -m parameter if it's specified. Or perhaps -m <namespace
prefix> should silently just save the mail to INBOX. Hmm. Perhaps the

Anyone else have any better ideas?

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