[Dovecot] Strange Problems when deleting folders.

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Jul 10 09:52:22 EEST 2013

On 25.6.2013, at 15.47, Davide Bozzelli <buzzz at olografix.org> wrote:

> I'm experiencing a strange problem on my dovecot 2.0.21 setup.
> When i delete a folder "foo"  it was correctly moved in the trash folder.
> If i try to delete from it the folder "foo" from the trash it gets renamed "foo1".
> If I try to dlete "foo1" it gets renamed foo11, and the operation could be continued figured out in an endless loop.
> This happens both from thunderbird and sogo (a webmail).
> Is it a known bug or a misconfiguration ?

IMAP's DELETE command actually deletes the folder, it doesn't move it under Trash. What you're describing sounds like client is RENAMEing it under the Trash. Interesting if it happens with both TB and SOGo, but I can't think of how this could be Dovecot's fault in any way.

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