change to UNIX hierarchy

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at
Wed Jul 1 13:25:43 EDT 2015

I changed to the (new defalt) UNIX hierarchy separator character while 
upgrading cyrus versions last year and didn't experience any problems. 
I don't think your authentication scheme is relevant, but as someone 
else suggested the imap clients might care.  In my case, everyone uses 
Thunderbird, roundcube, or the mail client on their iOS/android device 
and the switchover was transparent to the users.

I'm still have trouble adjusting to creating accounts with cyradm using 
user/username instead of user.username.  Last time I checked this wasn't 
documented; hope it is now.

On 06/30/2015 08:12 PM, Stephen Ingram wrote:
> Since we support Kerberos, we use standard usernames on our system
> without any domain endings and we also use the Alternate namespace. This
> being the case, can we turn on UNIX hierarchy without any changes in the
> user's mail client or the filesystem itself? From the documentation, it
> looks like the only change would be in the management of the mailboxes
> (cyradm) where we would now use a "/" instead of a ".". For instance,
> the cyradm command: cm user/john/Sent instead of cm user.john.Sent. Am I
> correct or off base here?
> Steve
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