subscribing for a user

Luca Olivetti luca at
Sat Jul 19 14:32:57 EDT 2003

Phil Chambers wrote:
> I am still new to cyrus and trying to find my way.  I have tries searching this list 
> archive but could not find this issue.
> If I create a folder for a user using the Cyrus::IMAP::Admin perl module, is it 
> possible to mark that folder as being one of the user's subscribed folders?

Hi, I use a simple python script for that, the only problem is it needs 
to know the user password. This is no problem for me, since I use it 
while creating the user and I just assigned him/her a random password.
The script creates the mailboxes and subscribes the user to them. Since 
it also creates the user's INBOX you'll have to set to true the 
autocreatequota option in /etc/imapd.conf.
The script accepts the username and the password as arguments and runs 
in the same host as the server.
Hope it helps.

# Crea el buzon de usuario y suscribe a sent, plantillas, borradores
# Para que el usuario pueda crear su propio INBOX hace falta
# que autocreatequota en /etc/imapd.conf tenga valor distinto
# que 0
import imaplib
import sys

def createmb(user,password):
   for mb in mailboxes:

if __name__ == "__main__":


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