autocreatequote in cyrus on gentoo doesn't seem to work.

Scott M. Likens damm at
Fri Nov 2 23:31:36 EDT 2007

Hello Yossie,

I would like to let you know that by default Gentoo's version of cyrus 
imapd does not enable the 'autocreate' features.

You will need to enable those in /etc/portage/package.use

I refer to you to the Gentoo Handbook on how to define USE flags.

* net-mail/cyrus-imapd-2.2.13-r1 {:0} [D 2.3.9] -afs -drac -idled 
kerberos pam -snmp ssl tcpd -unsupported_8bit

Additionally only 2.3.9 supports enabling this patch.  You will need to 
unmask 2.3.9 (it is keyword masked as ~x86 ~amd64)

Then you would need to enable the USE flag "autocreate" in order to use 

Hope that makes sense, if not you can always visit IRC and ask for help 
on Freenode in #gentoo


Joseph Silverman wrote:
> I've been using the Mandriva (2006) version of cyrus imap (binary rpm  
> added by the urpmi command) for a few years.  We have depended on the  
> autocreatequota value in /etc/imapd.conf  to (a) allow us to create  
> an INBOX when the account has been authenticated (in our case through  
> a sql database) and (b) set a quota for that account.
> I have recently switched to a gentoo source distro, installed cyrus- 
> imapd with emerge.  With default use flags etc.. I get a version that  
> runs similarly in every way except that autocreatequota doesn't  
> actually seem to work.  No initial quota is set for a user created  
> INBOX.  Further, trying to create a sieve for a user, on first  
> connect, before creating an INBOX seems to fail with an auth error.
> In both cases I am using cyrus-imapd-2.2.12 - so it's not a version  
> issue, perse.  I think it must be a compile time configure issue, but  
> can't find any clues.
> So, I am asking the community for help.  Any ideas?
> Thanks - Yossie
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