Mailbox can't be created

Paulo Matos paulo at
Thu Sep 3 20:10:00 UTC 2015

On 29/08/15 11:31, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 27 Aug 2015, at 12:07, Paulo Matos <paulo at> wrote:
>> Aug 27 10:02:29 lda(): Info: msgid=<dae42d0cf57bf4496a3dd53e162f8281 at localhost.localdomain>: save failed to open mailbox PreINBOX: Mailbox can't be created
> I have no idea how you could get that error message. Looking at the code I don't see any way it could happen.. This error message exists only if the mailbox is tried to be created for a "fail" storage, which you can't really do. I'd maybe try recompiling Dovecot or something.

dovecot sources 2.2.18 (src/lib-storage/fail-mailbox.c):
static int
fail_mailbox_create(struct mailbox *box,
                     const struct mailbox_update *update ATTR_UNUSED,
                     bool directory ATTR_UNUSED)
         mail_storage_set_error(box->storage, MAIL_ERROR_NOTPOSSIBLE,
                                "Mailbox can't be created");
         return -1;

Paulo Matos

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