Character not allowed in mailbox name
Arnold Opio Oree
arnoldoree at parallaxict.com
Mon Jul 22 11:49:37 EEST 2019
I haven't yet had the opportunity to go deep into Dovecot engineering /
development, (so please correct me if necessary anyone).
I have experienced this exception where attempting to copy mailbox data
within a client from IMAP account to IMAP account, but I have not had
it cause a mailbox to become inaccessible.
The reason was because Maildir++ format uses the "." separator to
delineate child directories, and therefore the character is illegal in
mailbox names. The issue was addressed by either changing the
filesystem layout to LAYOUT=fs or by changing the mailbox format
altogether to e.g. sdbox.
> location = maildir:%%h:INDEX=%h/shared/%%u
I can see from your configuration that the LAYOUT is not set as fs, so
I would assume is still using Maildir++.
Perhaps this setting was lost during the upgrade?
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From: Lothar Schilling via dovecot <dovecot at dovecot.org>
Reply-To: Lothar Schilling <ls at proasyl.de>
To: dovecot at dovecot.org
Subject: Character not allowed in mailbox name
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 08:33:45 +0200
after an update this morning to dovecot 2.3.7 we cannot connect to our
shared mailboxes anymore. The error message as issued in Thunderbird:
"Character not allowed in mailbox name '.'"
I didn't change anything about the configuration. Output of dovecot -n:
list = children
location = maildir:%%h:INDEX=%h/shared/%%u
prefix = Shared/%%u/
separator = /
subscriptions = yes
type = shared
Any help would be appreciated, thank you very much.
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