mailutil permission denied when setting flags

Andrew J Caird andrew.caird at
Tue Jun 29 19:10:55 EDT 2004

Hello all,
  I'm migrating from two servers, one Cyrus 2.1.15 and one UW IMAP, to a
single Cyrus 2.2.6 server.

Using mailutil, I am able to migrate from the UW IMAP server to the
2.2.6 server with great success - all of the state is kept, and all of the
messages make it across.

However, when trying to migrate from 2.1.15 to 2.2.6 using mailutil I
lose the state because mailutil can't seem to write to the seen
database and mailutil tells me only:
	0000002d STORE 22 +Flags (\Seen)
	0000002d NO Permission denied
	Permission denied
	 () "29-Jun-2004 16:55:20 -0400" {4638}
	+ go ahead
	0000002e STORE 22 +Flags (\Seen)
	0000002e NO Permission denied
My mailutil command is below.  This happens when going from INBOX to
INBOX, or to any other folder.  Note also that I'm migrating from a Cyrus
server altnamespace:no (implied) to one with altnamespace:yes and

There are no errors logged on the Cyrus side and telemetry doesn't seem to
shed any light on things (which seems odd, but I really can't find

The fact that migration from a UWIMAP server works fine implies that the
problem is not strictly on the side of the 2.2.6 Cyrus server, but it
seems to be in the combination of mailutil, 2.1.15, and 2.2.6.

I know this isn't a mailutil/pine list, but does anyone have any light to
shed on this?

Thanks a lot.
Andrew Caird

mailutil append -verbose -debug  \
    {pollux/novalidate-cert/authuser=admin/user=acaird}user.acaird  \

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