the autocreate feature (Cyrus IMAPd 2.3.7 Released)

Andreas Hasenack ahasenack at
Tue Jul 18 14:47:53 EDT 2006

On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 02:31:15PM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> I.e. while CMU and many other existing sites might not need autocreate,
> I think it's a feature that would endear Cyrus to a far wider audience
> than it currently enjoys.

Yes, I think that the reason the patches don't support murder[*] is because not
many sites use murder. Or that sites that do use murder have already to deal
with many complexities that adding a mailbox creation is the least of their

> least for our current uses).  I'd say let's get it in there now and just
> document what it doesn't work well with yet.  Then those who use it will

It may be that it will never work well with that then. I can understand the
reasoning the patches are not included.

> (BTW, the autocreate patch I use now with 2.2.x does seem to work well
> with unixhierarchysep, as do I believe the relevant patches did with all
> older releases as well.  I've never tried it with altnamespace as that
> feature seems to bugger up clients like pine too much to ever use
> anyway.)

I think it should work with altnamespace too. From what I remember, the murder
architecture is the only thing that is incompatible with the patches, and maybe
replication now.

* Which I assume is the only incompatibility between the patches and the
current cyrus code.

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