user folder

Gabriele Bulfon gbulfon at
Tue Oct 11 05:57:20 EDT 2011

I'm using cyrus in production for years, recently I'm working on a new distribution with a new
update cyrus, built from sources.
Previous version was 2.3.16, new version is 2.4.2.
On the previous version, you could issue 'LIST "" user' to the imap server and receive this response:
A0 LIST "" user
* LIST (\Noselect \HasChildren) "." "user"
A0 OK Completed (0.260 secs 419 calls)
In the new version the response is different:
A0 LIST "" user
A0 OK Completed (0.030 secs 202 calls)
This open up a problem to our web app using JavaMail, when it tries to list the shared folders from
other users.
The code examines the user namespaces and finds "user".
Then it asks JavaMail to list the folder "user" to obtain the list of users sharing something.
Debugging the IMAP transaction, I see JavaMail trying to do the above command first,
then, after receiving the response, it will issue a LIST "" user.% and go on.
Now, because the above command answers with nothing, I can't seem to find a correct way to
list the "user" magic folder.
Why has this changed in Cyrus?
Is there any way I can let it work as before?
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