mdbox and shared \Seen flag

Dmitry Nezhevenko dion at
Sat Apr 9 17:38:34 UTC 2016


I've just switched mail storage from maildir to mdbox and found it's very

The only question I've is related to shared mailboxes. In the past I've
had a few mailboxes that were shared between two users by just symlinking
maildir. So everything was shared including flags and \Seen status. Now I
want to get something like this.

As far as I understand, "shared" namespace will keep \Seen flag private.
So any suggestions how to make \Seen shared?

My idea is to create some 'private' mdbox-based namespace that points to
fixed location on server, that doesn't depends on username?  Is it safe
(in terms of locking, accessing indexes, etc)? I'm 100% sure that nobody
except dovecot will access it.

PS. It's latest version of dovecot.


WBR, Dmitry

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