help on picking an IMAP server

Eric heli at
Thu Mar 22 18:06:28 UTC 2007

David Banning wrote:
>> P.S. Just tried creating a subfolder with Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1807
>> and Apple Mail Version 2.1 (752/752.2) and the previously mentioned
>> IMAPs server, and it still works for both of them, so its not just in
>> Thunderbird that it works.
> OK  - I have it working - it seems the problem was slashes / in the 
> existing Outlook directory names which imap does not allow.
> here is my only problem now;
> My incoming mail is still being directed to /var/mail in mbox format
> - which is what I want, as most users are not imap.
> but opening the imap inbox gives an error, presumably because it is
> looking for maildir format and is finding mbox. Can dovecot be 
> permitted to read incoming mail from as mbox format?
> I have this in my dovecot.conf;
> mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir/:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
> I am wondering if something like;
> mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir/:INBOX=mbox:/var/mail/%u
> would work
it should, but i would check the dovecot lists as i am sure there are 
people doing this.  you can certainly give that second one a try and see 
if it works.


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