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Re: Problems with Public Folders

Timo Sirainen
On Sat, 2008-04-26 at 17:57 -0500, Matt Rude wrote:

> Timo Sirainen wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-04-21 at 23:54 -0500, Matt Rude wrote:
> >> I am trying to implement public folders on my Fedora 8 + Postfix 2.5.1 +
> >>  MySQL + Dovecot 1.0.13.  I have Public folder shown in for my users but
> >> when they choose the folder "Public" they receive the error "The mail
> >> server responded: Mailbox doesn't exist: Public" (in Thunderbird) or
> >> just simply "Mailbox doesn't exist: Public" (In SquirrelMail). They are
> >> also reciveing the same errors when they try to subscribe to the Public
> >> Folder.
> > ..
> >> namespace:
> >>   type: public
> >>   separator: /
> >>   prefix: Public/
> >>   location: maildir:/var/spool/virtualmailboxes/%d/Public/
> >
> > That's because Public isn't a mailbox, it's a namespace. You can create
> > mailboxes under Public, but you can't treat Public itself as a mailbox.
> >
> Is there any way to remove this error?
>
> IS there a better way of doing the same thing?
What are you trying to do? Do you want just a single Public mailbox?
That's not possible with namespaces (but you could do it with a
symlink). Typically the solution would be to just create the public
mailboxes under Public/. It sounds like the problem is how you're trying
to use the client.


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