Deliver to mailbox problem with v2.4.7

Dan White dwhite at
Thu Apr 7 17:43:53 EDT 2011

On 07/04/11 23:23 +0100, John wrote:
>On 07/04/11 22:06, Dan White wrote:
>> 'deliver' should deliver to the user's INBOX if it believes there's a
>> permissions problem, or if it believes the mailbox doesn't exist. Does
>> syslog give you any hints?
>> What does your configuration look like? How are 'unixhierarchysep' and
>> 'altnamespace' configured?
>> To trouble shoot, try setting an 'anyone p' acl on your subfolder, or try
>> one of:
>> /usr/cyrus/bin/deliver -a john -m folder.subfolder john < message
>> /usr/cyrus/bin/deliver -a john -m INBOX/folder/subfolder john < message
>Nothing in syslog that really helped.
>I have both "unixhierarchysep" and "altnamespace". From my conf:
>configdirectory: /srv/mail/cyrus
>partition-default: /srv/mail/cyrus/mail
>admins: cyrus
>sasl_pwcheck_method: saslauthd
>altnamespace: yes
>unixhierarchysep: yes
>Nothing in that respect has changed. I've always had "altnamespace" to
>give me folders at the same level as INBOX and I've always had
>"unixhierarchysep" to give me folder separator of "/" rather than "." (I
>actually use the "." in some folder names).
>My config worked fine for me for a very long time until I had to upgrade
>earlier this week. I think my ACLs are fine:
>localhost.localdomain> lm user/john
>user/john (\HasChildren)
>localhost.localdomain> lm user/john/
>user/john/ (\HasChildren)
>localhost.localdomain> lam user/john/
>john lrswipcda
>localhost.localdomain> lam user/john
>john lrswipcda
>So I am stumped :)
>Thanks for helping, much appreciated.

Assuming this is a bug, can you set an 'anyone p' acl on the mailbox
(parent and subfolder) to see if it delivers?

Do you have any unusual characters in your folder names (like a dot?). Can
you attempt to deliver to a 'top level' folder underneath user/john/?

does the parent and subfolder show up in the output of 'ctl_mboxlist -d'?
Does your folder list look sane if you connect via an IMAP client?

Dan White

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