root mailbox/partition permission problem

Josh M. Hurd josh at
Fri Sep 22 16:48:56 EDT 2006

On Sep 22, 2006, at 12:54 PM, Andreas Winkelmann wrote:

> Am Friday 22 September 2006 21:39 schrieb Josh M. Hurd:
>>>>>> 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)"?
>>>> well I don't know what else to call it.
>>>> user/josh
>>>> user/stef
>>>> etc...
>>>> user seems to be the or a root of the mailbox hierarchy for  
>>>> users.  I
>>>> guess Shared is also at this level.
>>> "user" does not relly exists. To work below user use "user/
>>> *" (recursive) or
>>> "user/%" (only one level below user).
>> thanks, didn't know about %.
>> this is what I get from lam now:
>> localhost> lam user/%
>> user/christen:
>>    christen lrswipcda
>> user/jhurd:
>>    jhurd lrswipcda
>> user/junkmail:
>>    jhurd lrswipcda
>>    junkmail lrswipcda
>> user/notjunkmail:
>>    jhurd lrswipcda
>>    notjunkmail lrswipcda
>> user/stef:
>>    stef lrswipcda
>> it looks to me like I should not have permission to see these  
>> mailboxes?
> Show your imapd.conf and tell us "Who" you are.

I login as emailadmin as both cyrus and cyrusimap don't allow logins  
with the following error:
Mail is not enabled for this user at /System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/ 
darwin-thread-multi-2level/Cyrus/IMAP/ line 118
cyradm: cannot authenticate to server with  as cyrusimap


admins: cyrus cyrusimap emailadmin
configdirectory: /var/imap
partition-default: /var/spool/imap
unixhierarchysep: yes
servername: XXXXXXXXX
sievedir: /usr/sieve
sendmail: /usr/sbin/sendmail
tls_cert_file: /etc/certificates/XXXXXXXXX.crt
tls_key_file: /etc/certificates/XXXXXXXXX.key
mboxlist_db: skiplist
seenstate_db: skiplist
log_rolling_days: 15
log_rolling_days_enabled: false
imap_auth_login: yes
imap_auth_plain: yes
tls_server_options: use
tls_common_name: XXXXXXXXX
pop_auth_apop: yes
imap_auth_cram_md5: yes

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