Invalid mailbox name?

Mike O'Rourke mjoop at
Tue Feb 17 18:22:54 EST 2004

>>> "trichard" <trichard at> 02/17/04 10:18pm >>>
>>I feel like I am getting pretty close to having this work.  I've
>>stuck for awhile on this one issue and I cannot find documentation
>>troubleshoot mailboxes and mail client access properly.
>>I can authenticate to the server using a mail client now.  However,
>>trying to read the inbox it fails with the following message:
>>"The current command did not succeed.  The mail server responded:
>>mailbox name."
>>I feel I am missing something minor because the mailbox was created:
>>[root at post test]# pwd
>>[root at post test]# ls -latr
>>total 20
>>-rw-------    1 cyrus    mail           76 Feb 17 09:16 cyrus.index
>>-rw-------    1 cyrus    mail            4 Feb 17 09:16 cyrus.cache
>>drwx------    3 cyrus    mail         4096 Feb 17 09:16 ..
>>-rw-------    1 cyrus    mail          159 Feb 17 09:16 cyrus.header
>>drwx------    2 cyrus    mail         4096 Feb 17 10:15 .
>>[root at post test]# cyradm -u cyrus -s post
>>> lm
>>user.test (\HasNoChildren)
>>> sasldblistusers2
>>test at userPassword
>>cyrus at userPassword
>>What am I doing wrong?  Maybe some setting in the client perhaps?
>Hi Mike,
>Well, I don't have unixhierarchsep in there at all.  I assume that is

>what is causing me grief?
>Here is my imapd.conf file:
>configdirectory: /var/imap
>partition-default: /var/spool/imap
>admins: cyrus root
>allowanonymouslogin: no
>sasl_pwcheck_method: auxprop
>tls_cert_file: /var/imap/server.pem
>tls_key_file: /var/imap/server.pem
>tls_session_timeout: 0
>It's my first time setting up cyrus-imapd so I apologize if I missed 
>something obvious.

Hi trichard,

try this:
imtest -u test -a test -t '' localhost
(after the -t those are 2 single-quotes.)

At the end of a lot of diagnostics, it should ask for your password.
type it in and hit <ENTER>. If it says "Authenticated", you are
connected and in; if, on the other hand, it says "No Authentication
failed", you are not. If you did not authenticate, hit CTRL-D and add
"-m plain" to the command above bofore "localhost" and try again.

If you do authenticate, (there is no prompt, the imapd just waits)
A01 select inbox

This should return characteristics about the inbox.

If you are not able to authenticate, put the following line in your
/etc/imapd.conf after sasl_pwcheck_method:
sasl_auxprop_plugin: sasldb

and try again.

Let me know what it says.

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