[Dovecot] Setting up mixed mbox and maildir

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Jun 27 17:30:26 EEST 2012

On 27.6.2012, at 0.19, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:

>> If you are working with 2.0 or later dovecot, you should be at
>> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Namespaces
> I am using 2.1.7 .  I surmise from this Namespace page that the form:
> 	namespace <type> {
> where <type> is one of "public", "private", or "shared" creates an
> unnamed namespace of type <type> while the form:
> 	namespace <name> {
> where <name> is none of "public", "private", or "shared", creates a
> namespace with the name <name> and the default type (unspecified on this
> page, but probably private).  

I don't see any of that in the wiki2 page. Maybe you were looking at wiki1 page.

> The namespace can be given the type
> desired by an (undocumented) namespace setting:
> 	namespace inbox (
> 		type = <type>
> Is this correct?

It's mentioned in examples :) Yeah, could be more clearly mentioned in the wiki page too. Of course it's already in the example-config/conf.d/10-mail.conf file. The <name> part in namespace <name> { } should also be in the wiki page, although that's not namespace-specific thing at all, but works everywhere in dovecot.conf. It simply gives a (human-readable) name for the namespace within the configuration, it doesn't actually do anything.

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