[Dovecot] dovecot and firstname.initial.lastname mbox format archive

Wilko Bulte wkb at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 15 15:17:52 EET 2010

Quoting Wilko Bulte, who wrote on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 08:36:33PM +0100 ..
> hi
> Today I have been in a puzzling fight with 2 dovecot versions that I would
> like to ask some comments on.
> The situation is this:
> - I have a considerable mail archive in mbox format (yes, I know, but that
>   is what I have..).
> - My mail reader is mutt 1.5.20 by the way.
> - Some of these mbox files have names like firstname.initial.lastname
>   Note the . seperating the parts of the email-ers name.
> - On my old system I have dovecot v 1.1.7 which has always worked flawless 
> - On my new system I have dovecot v 1.2.8 which refuses to handle these
>   dot-seperated files.  I get the somewhat familiar 
>    "Mailbox doesn't allow inferior mailboxes".
>   On a not-previously-existing mbox dovecot 1.2.8  produces the directory 
>   hierarchy thing: firstname -> initial -> lastname
> - I am using the same dovecot.conf on v.1.1.7 and v.1.2.8
> Can anyone tell me if v1.2.8 no longer is able to do what v1.1.7 did?  And
> what I dearly would like to get working :-(  And if it can, what should I
> put in dovecot.conf to make that happen?

Really nobody who has any idea?  I admit, my Googling did not help either
but still :-) I would have imagined someone else on this list might have
encountered the issue?


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