Mailbox namespace + LMTP question (repost)

Lars Peterson lars at
Thu Jun 5 14:16:32 EDT 2003

Wasn't sure if this request was lost in the mail loop the sysadmin mentioned 
earlier today, so here's a repost. Please disregard if you've already received 

> I'm running cyrus-imapd 2.1.13 w/cyrus-sasl 2.1.13 on a RedHat 9.0
> system. My goal is have my mailer hand off a message to deliver
> with the recepient mailbox in an e-mail address format:
> <user at example.localdomain>.
> I'm not sure if I've violoated the mailbox namespace by trying to
> use names containing the "@" character...deliver refuses to deliver
> any messages to mailboxes I've created with this character in their
> name. I get the "Mailbox does not exist" error message whenever I
> try.
> I am able to deliver messages using deliver when I give it a
> recepient without the "@" character.
> If the "@" character violates the mailbox namespace, then why does
> cyradm let me create mailboxes that contain it? Reconstruct,
> ctl_mbxolist, and the other utilites / commands seem to be okay
> with it as well.
> useful lines in /etc/imapd.conf are:
> hashimapspool: true
> unixhierarchysep: yes
> Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this matter.
> Regards,
> Lars Peterson
> lars at

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