cannot retrieve mail in desktop client

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Thu Jun 30 12:58:43 EDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-06-30 at 09:52 -0700, Andrew Morgan wrote:
> This CREATE fails because your user does not have permission to create a 
> top-level mailbox.  It should instead be trying to create "INBOX.Notes". 
> I don't remember where the mailbox prefix / namespace is configured in 
> Outlook, but you need to set it to "INBOX.".
> An alternative is to to set altnamespace:1 in imapd.conf, which will 
> present your folders to IMAP clients like:
> Sent
> Trash
> I think people are more comfortable with this structure, so that's how we 
> run it here.


I think every site I've encountered has  altnamespace: 1   Most IMAP
clients [correctly or not] seem to assume that.

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