[Dovecot] IMAP Folders Don't Make Sense

Carlos Williams carloswill at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 21:30:32 EET 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Rick Romero <rick at havokmon.com> wrote:
> The entire structure doesn't look correct for Maildir.
> The folders you listed, puts you already in the INBOX, so your MUA should be
> seeing:
>      Drafts
>      INBOX\
>            ClamAV
>            Dell.Quotes
>            Dell.Warranty
>            etc.etc.etc..
>      Sent
>      Spam
>      Trash
> If you are not seeing the folders in that order, then I think your
> dovecot.conf isn't quite right.  Please post the output of dovecot -n

No I don't appear to be seeing this and I think the fact that I have
used different mail clients (Thunderbird, Evolution, etc etc etc) and
think that their default folder structure may have made a mess on my
IMAP Maildir structure over the years.

Below is my dovecot -n:

[root at mail Maildir]# dovecot -n
# 1.0.7: /etc/dovecot.conf
protocols: imap
ssl_cert_file: /srv/ssl/ghost.crt
ssl_key_file: /srv/ssl/ghost.key
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable: /usr/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
mail_location: maildir:~/Maildir
auth default:
  mechanisms: plain login
    driver: pam
    driver: passwd
    type: listen
      path: /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
      mode: 432
      user: postfix
      group: postfix


Beyond that I don't know why it's messed up and more importantly, how
I can fix it. Any suggestions?

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