Re: [Q]: IMAP subfolder


On 2002.10.26 01:41 Emmanuel wrote:
> But here is I don't understand now : why can't I choose the IMAP folder 
> itself as the parent of a new subfolder? This is annoying if I want to

IMAP is represented as a hierarchy of folders, but in fact it's a list of 
folders. The main difference is, that, when you create mailtest/mybox, 
mybox is created as mailtest/mybox and added to the list, but mailtest is 
not created as a folder. Therefore, mailtest itself cannot hold messages 
and cannot be selected in the tree view. In order to achieve what you want, 
you need to create mailtest as a folder, then create myfolder as a 
subfolder, in that order. You may need to use the CLI interface of your 
IMAP server to do this right. Please note that Cyrus IMAP, at least, will 
create all mailboxes with _no_ permisions set. You must explicitly set 
permissions on each and every mailbox you create to make it accessible (and 
possibly selectable). On Cyrus, it would be this:

cm user.melanie.mailtest
sam user.melanie.mailtest melanie all
cm user.melanie.mailtest.myfolder
sam user.melanie.mailtest.myfolder melanie all

That will create myfolder as a subfolder of mailtest and both will be 
selectable and be able to hold messages or subfolders.


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