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Old 10-08-2005, 10:56 PM   #1
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Cyrus21 and Squirrelmail config issues

please help me.....

I installed cyrus21 (common, admin, doc, etc.) and the cyrus21-imapd packages, as well as the associated and required libsasl packages....

I followed the directions per the doc README article, and instead of incoming mail going to my mailbox, the mail goes to the mailspool instead (to be read using mutt-like interface)....

I can send mail out of my squirrelmail, but nothing goes in......

Old 10-10-2005, 06:50 AM   #2
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Cyrus does not use the normal mail directries to store email it uses its own structure normally setup under /var/spool/imap. I am assuming you have your Mail Transport Agent delivering email to cyrus using something like LMTP. If you can go into the directory for a user and can see email being delivered there then you may need to change some settings on squirrelmail.

You may need to change the following settings in ./

3. Folder Defaults

I have set the following Values

1.  Default Folder Prefix         :
2.  Show Folder Prefix Option     : true
3.  Trash Folder                  : Trash
4.  Sent Folder                   : Sent
5.  Drafts Folder                 : Drafts
6.  By default, move to trash     : true
7.  By default, move to sent      : true
8.  By default, save as draft     : true
9.  List Special Folders First    : true
10. Show Special Folders Color    : true
11. Auto Expunge                  : true
12. Default Sub. of INBOX         : true
13. Show 'Contain Sub.' Option    : true
14. Default Unseen Notify         : 2
15. Default Unseen Type           : 1
16. Auto Create Special Folders   : true
17. Folder Delete Bypasses Trash  : false
18. Enable /NoSelect folder fix   : false
If you get errors about not being able to create the folders Sent, Trash etc then you can try the following option in the imapd.conf for cyrus

altnamespace: true
Old 10-10-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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ended up having to update the config files using the template changes i made.....

it works.


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