Murder, folders, outlook express

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri May 30 16:00:19 EDT 2003

Does the user have an INBOX?

The proxy server relies on knowing where the user's inbox is in order to
find their subscriptions.

If they don't have an inbox, they don't have subscriptions (and
clients which rely on the LSUB command are SOL)....


On Fri, 30 May 2003, b wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm having problems with showing folders in Outlook Express 5.0 and 5.5
> (haven't tested any other, 6.x?), and I'd like to understand how the
> entire thing is suppose to work anyway, in general.
> Here is the setup:
> 1 backend imapd
> 1 frontend (proxy)
> 1 ldap authentication server
> 1 mupdate master
> These are all on their own computers, so 4 servers total.
> Running 2.2 with virtual domain support.
> I connect to backend, create a user bob at Domain is virtual.
> Then go to Outlook Express, create a new account, pick up the e-mail
> from INBOX. That all works fine. Then, I create a folder under OE
> account I just set up, folder1. OE gives an error, saying: "Your folder
> was created, but it cannot be shown." Check on the backend, yes, the
> folder is there, check on frontend, it sees it also.
> Whatever I do, I'm not able to make it show the folder. If I go to IMAP
> Folders, select it, and do "show", it says: "Could not show folder1.
> The server refused to show it. The folder might already be shown."
> About the only way to have it displayed is to go to IMAP Folders,
> select folder, and do "Go to". Then the folder displays on the left
> under the IMAP account. But, if OE gets restarted, it goes away again.
> OK, so I try Mozilla mail, set it up the same, and also I do not see
> the folders. However, somewhere under IMAP options, these is something
> like : "Show only subscribed folders", which if I uncheck, then folders
> show up.
> This is all when connecting to the frontend (proxy). If I connect to
> the backend directly, all works fine. Create a new folder, it shows up.
> Rename it, it gets renamed..
> Could someone please explain to me if this is the way it really works?
> I understand that OE must be missing the "show only subscribed folders"
> tab that needs to be disabled, my question is why, if it works when I
> connect directly to backend. Is my mulder configuration missing
> something? One more thing, in OE, going thru proxy, I do see two
> folders always, Sent Items, and Draft. But folders I create are having
> problems showing up. It doesn't matter if I create the folder on
> backend directly (with cyradm), OE doesn't show it.
> I've tried with altnamespace on and off. Also tried with
> unixhierarchysep and allowallsubscribe on.
> I've been reading the archives for a few days, but still don't
> understand this, so I appreciate any help and pointers.
> Thanks.
> -b17
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