[Dovecot] Maildir Seen Flags not heeded when dovecot-shared present

J E Lyon role.Dovecot-Readers at JLAssocs.com
Wed Jun 27 13:01:51 EEST 2012

On 26 Jun 2012, at 21:49, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> So you don't want shared seen flags? You can simply not create dovecot-shared file nowadays. It's not necessary. The only other purpose for it was as the template for file permissions, but those are nowadays taken from the maildir itself: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/SharedMailboxes/Permissions


Thanks for pointing me in the right direction . .

I started with Dovecot back in the pre-v1 days and used dovecot-shared from when it first helped with permissions and things -- never actually minded about seen flags back then.

So, I've always thought of dovecot-shared as being primarily about making the permissions work, and hadn't realised things have been steadily changing in that regard.

So, I now have Dovecot on both CentOS 5.5 & CentOS 6, which means v1 & v2 . . unfortunately though, the CentOS 5.5 default package is 1.0.x and that means I miss out on 1.1+ features there, as well as the improved handling of file permissions in 1.2 that I now see after scrutinising the differences . .

At least I know exactly where the problems are now, thanks!

~ James.

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