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For new accounts, dovecot only has a single default folder, the inbox.

Is there a way to specify a default set of subfolders, preferably immutable, that exist for each inbox?

Ideally, I want each account to have a Sent, Trash, and Drafts folder, which can all be read/written to, but not renamed or deleted.

In case it is relevant, my dovecot configuration specifies no subfolder prefix, so all user-created subfolders exist at the "root" level of the Maildir, which is the mailbox format I’m using.

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You are looking for the autocreate plugin

http://wiki.dovecot.org/Plugins/Autocreate

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Thanks, that’s exactly what I was looking for. I tried playing with dovecot's ACL system, but it didn’t seem to work for me. Fortunately, the no-delete part isn’t a requirement for me, only a nicety which I will live without. –  Abraham Vegh Oct 23 '11 at 4:45

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