root mailbox/partition permission problem

Andreas Winkelmann ml at
Fri Sep 22 12:51:59 EDT 2006

Am Friday 22 September 2006 04:50 schrieb Josh M.Hurd:

> In the effort to set up some Shared public mailboxes I somehow
> managed to give myself read permission on the root of my mail partition.
> i have no idea how this happened but would really like to fix it.
> Currently I see all my mailboxes in my client as well as the root, in
> this case 'user/' which lists all the other users on the system.  I
> have no permissions to see in the other mailboxes but I can see the
> list of users.
> this is what it looks like from cyradm:
> INBOX (\HasChildren)
> INBOX/Apple (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Chess (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Craigslist (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Darwin (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Drafts (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Freelance (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Jobs (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Retrospect (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Sent Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Spam (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/Trash (\HasNoChildren)
> INBOX/eBay (\HasNoChildren)
> Sent Messages (\HasNoChildren)

Is this an Admin-Account?

> Shared (\HasChildren)
> Shared/Christen Archives (\HasNoChildren)
> Shared/Josh Archives (\HasChildren)
> Shared/Josh Archives/Inbox (\HasChildren)
> Shared/Josh Archives/Inbox/Freelance (\HasNoChildren)
> Shared/Josh Archives/Inbox/Jobs (\HasNoChildren)
> Shared/Josh Archives/Inbox/Orca (\HasNoChildren)
> Shared/Josh Archives/Inbox/eBay (\HasNoChildren)
> Shared/Josh Archives/Sent Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> user/christen (\HasChildren)
> user/christen/Deleted Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> user/christen/Drafts (\HasNoChildren)
> user/christen/Junk (\HasNoChildren)
> user/christen/Sent Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> user/christen/Trash (\HasNoChildren)
> user/christen/dad phone list (\HasNoChildren)
> user/emailadmin (\HasChildren)
> user/emailadmin/Deleted Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> user/emailadmin/Drafts (\HasNoChildren)
> user/emailadmin/Sent Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> user/junkmail (\HasChildren)
> user/junkmail/Learned (\HasNoChildren)
> user/notjunkmail (\HasNoChildren)
> user/stef (\HasChildren)
> user/stef/Deleted Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> user/stef/Drafts (\HasNoChildren)
> user/stef/Sent Messages (\HasNoChildren)
> I can't sam the user (root) mailbox as "Mailbox does not exist"  I
> was successful in setting up the Shared mailboxes which work just
> fine but I want to get rid of this read access I have on user/

What is the Mailbox "user (root)"?


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