Can't sync mailbox XXX: Mailbox isn't selectable

Joseph Tam jtam.home at
Tue Feb 12 21:36:04 EET 2019

On Sat, 9 Feb 2019, Tamas Hegedus wrote:

> I have users with file system folders, which contain mbox files and dovecot 
> indexes, in the ~/mail directory.
> If I run dsync, I have an error message and the sync can not be completed:
> Can't sync mailbox FOLDER_NAME: Mailbox isn't selectable
> I could not find any solution via google or any hint what to do in this 
> situation. Thanks for your help and suggestion,

Just a shot in the dark, but you don't happen to have "NO_NOSELECT" option
in your mail_location setting, do you?  I recall some of our user mailbox
were inaccessible when I enabled this.

Joseph Tam <jtam.home at>

More information about the dovecot mailing list