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= Missing INBOX =

If ~/mbox file exists, UW-IMAP moves mails from /var/mail/user there. Currently Dovecot doesn't support this feature, so you'll have to either move everyone's mails to ~/mbox and reconfigure MTA/LDA to store mails there, or alternatively get the ~/mbox users to move their mails back to /var/mail/user. This feature may be implemented later, but it's not planned in near future.

Missing mailboxes

Dovecot by default doesn't use any "personal IMAP namespace prefix", which clients often call either "IMAP namespace" or "IMAP prefix". With Courier you probably had this set to "INBOX.", with UW-IMAP you might have set it to "mail/". So, the solution is simply to set this field empty and restart your IMAP client.

If this didn't help, you might have default_mail_env setting wrong. If it's unset, Dovecot tries to detect where your mail is stored by looking at ~/Maildir, ~/mail, /var/spool/mail/ and /var/mail/ directories. Depending on what you want, Dovecot might have guessed wrong.

If that didn't help, make sure the directory permissions are correct.

Missing INBOX

If ~/mbox file exists, UW-IMAP moves mails from /var/mail/user there. Currently Dovecot doesn't support this feature, so you'll have to either move everyone's mails to ~/mbox and reconfigure MTA/LDA to store mails there, or alternatively get the ~/mbox users to move their mails back to /var/mail/user. This feature may be implemented later, but it's not planned in near future.

Subscriptions

Dovecot uses different filenames for list of mailbox subscriptions. You'll need to rename these to ones that Dovecot wants (currently ".subscriptions"). See [wiki:Migration Migration] page for more information.

Troubleshooting

If it's still not working, check first if the problem is with IMAP client or server configuration. Easiest way to do this is to talk IMAP directly:

telnet imap.server.org 143
x login username password
x list "" *

If you see a list of expected mailboxes, the problem is with your IMAP client.

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