[Dovecot] v1.2.alpha4 released / acl_shared_dict setting

Robert Schetterer robert at schetterer.org
Wed Nov 26 12:20:42 EET 2008

Timo Sirainen schrieb:
> http://dovecot.org/releases/1.2/alpha/dovecot-1.2.alpha4.tar.gz
> http://dovecot.org/releases/1.2/alpha/dovecot-1.2.alpha4.tar.gz.sig
> Note that there are significant changes in this release from alpha3 and
> I haven't tested everything extensively. Be careful. The next release
> will hopefully be v1.2.beta1 with a feature freeze.
> Most importantly shared mailboxes and IMAP ACLs are finally supported.
> This is mainly thanks to the Kolab people (looks like I forgot your
> names from NEWS file, the next release will have them).
> I'll have to write a wiki page about ACLs, but the main thing you need
> to know is that if you want shared mailboxes to be LISTable by other
> users, you'll need to specify acl_dict. If you don't expect many shared
> mailboxes, a file backend is the easiest, but you could also use SQL or
> Berkeley DB. With a file backend you could also create per-domain files,
> which will improve performance if you don't need cross-domain shared
> mailboxes. You could do this with e.g.:
> acl_file = /home/virtual/%d/shared-mailboxes
> Also full text searching works now better with virtual mailboxes.
> Previously the fts would have duplicated the indexes for virtual
> mailboxes. Now with Solr backend it searches the original mailboxes
> directly. Although this is still missing some optimizations and also it
> doesn't check first if mails are missing from the original mailboxes, so
> it may not find everything. Also this still doesn't work with Squat
> backend.. Anyway, a bit more code and Dovecot will have fast full text
> searching from all mailboxes (virtual * mailbox).
> I implemented also draft-gulbrandsen-imap-response-codes-04, which adds
> some [codes] for all IMAP command failures, which should make it
> possible for clients to figure out more easily what caused the failure.
> Hopefully the draft won't change much anymore. :)

Hi Timo,

i have problems activate shared mailboxes

acl_shared_dict setting - shared mailbox listing is disabled

i am not clear with using dict acl shared etc
have you more examples how to setup
specially with file backend and/or sql

Best Regards

MfG Robert Schetterer


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