# rpm -qa | grep dovecot
# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga)
# uname -a
Linux linux 2.6.18-53.el5xen #1 SMP Wed Oct 10 16:48:44 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
# dovecot -n
# 1.0.7: /etc/dovecot.conf
I configured dovecot as a service to provide imap/imaps. Tests with mutt were successful. However dovecot should be accessible from Outlook. While the user is able to use the IMAP mailbox, there are several issues.
The user transfered ~2GB of Mails to the dovecot server because it should be used as a mail archive. During mail transport the connection broke and now some mailbox folders could not be deleted via Outlook.
Even when deleted in the maildir by hand, Outlook seems to cache the files and the folder is still there.
Are there any compatibility issues with dovecot and Outlook or do I need special configuration settings? It seems that Outlook does not speak IMAP very well...