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Old 12-07-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
lmcilwain
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Dovecot not able to show me mailbox content


Hello all,

I am trying to get dovecot up and running and I seem to be having some issues that I can't seem to solve. I was wondering if anyone could help me.

So it looks like getting dovecot installed was no problem. Even the config file looked relatively simple but some of my mailboxes don't seem to be able to show any of their content.

My inbox shows up just fine and a few of my other ones that I have show up just fine but the majority of them all give me this error on the client side:
The current command did not succeed. The mail server responded: Internal error occured. Refer to server log for more information. [2006-12-07 22:59:58]

My log files hows the following:
Dec 7 22:59:58 firewall imap(lmcilwain): open() failed with file /home/lmcilwain/mail/.imap/linuxusersgroup/.customflags: Not a directory

Can anyone tell me how I can fix this?
 
Old 12-07-2006, 11:49 PM   #2
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Well looking at the error, it the .customflags directory available??, maybe do

# touch .customflags in the .../.imap/linuxusersgroup/

or your firewall is blocking it
 
Old 12-08-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
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.customflags is non existent in the .imap directory. .../mail/.imap/linuxusersgroup is not a directory its a file. It seems there is a file in the .imap directory for every mail file that is in the ~/mail directory.

Also my firewall shouldn't be blocking port 143 or 993, I opened that port for the machine that I testing this with.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 03:07 PM   #4
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I have been searching google since my last post and I have not been able to find an answer to this problem... I'm pretty frustrated by it.

I have been looking for answers to this .customflag problem, and I also have been looking for mailbox migration tools to try and see if that helps and I can't find anything anywhere.

I even subscribed to the dovecot mailing list and they have not been very helpful at all. Makes me want to think about trying something else and see if I have better luck or at least other people in a mailing list that is more willing to help.
 
  


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