Renaming top-level user mailboxes. Is it still impossible?

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Sat Jun 9 12:28:08 EDT 2007

> Hello!
> (I use Cyrus IMAP v2.3.8)
> I need to rename user a at to b at, so I issue
> following command and see (a use slashes as separators):
>> renm user/a at user/b at
> renamemailbox: Operation is not supported on mailbox
> I have reed some pages about that. They suggest to create new mailbox
> manually, then transfer all mail, then delete old mailbox. Is there
> better solutions now? Patches?

I think you have to set

allowusermoves: true

in imapd.conf and then you can rename, but you have to make sure that the
mailbox is not accessed while rename takes place.


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