Bug 178555 - kmail cannot create folders on a dovecot IMAP server
Summary: kmail cannot create folders on a dovecot IMAP server
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdepim
Version: 4
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-21 17:14 UTC by Vlado Potisk
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-05-03 12:55:39 UTC

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Description Vlado Potisk 2006-01-21 17:14:43 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
It is not possible to create a new email folder using the IMAP protocol on a dovecot powered server.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. right-click on an IMAP account and choose the "New subfolder" function
2. type in some folder name and click OK

Actual Results:  A long error message is displayed:
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Error while creating a folder.
Could Not Create Folder
An attempt to create the requested folder failed.
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Expected Results:  New email folder should have been created

Additional info:

I set the bug severity to high, because new users get only the inbox folder to handle all their mail.

This KDE bug report seems to describe the problem:
tcpdump -A port imap command shows that a dot is prepended to the folder name:
CREATE ".newfolder"

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2006-05-03 12:55:39 UTC
it's fixed in kdepim-3.5.2, which is available in the FC5 update. Thanks for
your report.

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