Timo Sirainen released a new version of the Dovecot IMAP and POP3 server. It’s mainly meant as a bug fix release that where discoverd by a multitude of users which upgraded to 1.2.0. I’ve updated all my test servers without any significant issues. Here is a list of issues fixed:

  • GSSAPI: Changed logging levels and improved the messages. Changed the way cross-realm authentication handling is done, hopefully it’s working now for everyone.
  • imap/pop3 logins now fail if home directory path is relative. v1.2.0 deliver was already failing with these and they could have caused problems even with v1.1.
  • IMAP: Custom authentication failure messages are now prefixed with [ALERT] to get more clients to actually show them.

Included are also some improved error messages:

  • pop3: AUTH PLAIN was broken when SASL initial response wasn’t given.
  • mbox: New mailboxes were created with UIDVALIDITY 1.
  • quota-fs was defaulting to group quota instead of user quota.
  • Fixed ACLs to work with mbox.
  • Fixed fchmod(-1, -1) errors with BSDs
  • convert plugin / convert-tool: Fixed changing hierarchy separators in mailbox names when alt_hierarchy_char isn’t set.