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

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Feb 15 15:23:09 EET 2010

On 10.2.2010, at 21.36, Wilko Bulte wrote:

> - 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".

mbox hierarchy separator is typically '/'. The above error message sounds like you've changed the separator to be '.'. Is that intentional?

>  On a not-previously-existing mbox dovecot 1.2.8  produces the directory 
>  hierarchy thing: firstname -> initial -> lastname

You mean this is also how it was in 1.1.7?.. If so, it probably worked back then only because of lack of error detection.

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