[Dovecot] IMAP Folders Don't Make Sense

Rick Romero rick at havokmon.com
Thu Feb 25 22:08:13 EET 2010

Quoting "Carlos Williams" <carloswill at gmail.com>:

> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Rick Romero <rick at havokmon.com> wrote:
>> Try adding a namespace.
>> namespace private {
>>  separator = .
>>  prefix = INBOX.
>>  inbox = yes
>> }
> I made that change and reloaded Dovecot and all my users on the mail
> server lost the folders...

Yikes!  I thought this was a private install. :(  The namespace would  
be a pretty radical change.  It tells dovecot how to present folders.

I'm not a namespace guru - but I'm fairly sure that's the issue.

I would suggest creating an alternate config file, using different  
ports and system directories, to test a namespace change.


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