Cyrus newbie questions

Huaqing Zheng huasome at
Wed Feb 22 18:22:16 EST 2006

On 2/22/06, Elver Loho <elver.loho at> wrote:
> Hi!
> We're in the process of replacing a proprietary Microsoft Outlook
> based setup (that includes shared mail folders) with a
> Fetchmail/Postfix/Cyrus/Thunderbird based rollout. I've got a test
> system set up that works nicely, but I've come across a few "issues"
> that I'd like to get some more info (or just helpful pointers) on.
> 1. Cyrus does not allow the creation of new folders at the same level
> as the Inbox folder. Is there any way to change that?

See the documentation for altnamespace in the man page for imapd.conf.

> 2. We would like to have real-time status updates in mailboxes. That
> is, if there are two users looking at the same mailbox and one of them
> marks a message as read, then the other user should also see the
> message marked read. Is this possible with Cyrus? (The main e-mail
> address to which orders arrive is shared between four people.)

Yes, see how idled works.  Note that currently, only Thunderbird 1.5 really
supports the IDLE command.

Huaqing Zheng
Beer and Code Wrangler at Large

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