Issues on converting from mbox to IMAP

Hi all,

Although I was using IMAP for some time at work, at home I was using a setup consisting of /var/mail/user mailbox file and some other mbox files in ~/.mail with mails filtered by procmail. However, on converting to an IMAP server of my own and to Maildir files in ~/Maildir I've encountered some minor oddities that seem like little bugs to me. The environment is a Debian Sarge x86 with Balsa 2.3.0 and Courier IMAP 3.0.8, both from the official Debian packages.

Annoying to me as a translator is the fact that marking some folders on the IMAP server as mailboxes with special functions (inbox, sentbox, trash etc.) doesn't change the displayed name automatically using the localized version. The "sentbox" in ~/.mail used to be "Trimise" in my localized Balsa, but the sentbox on the IMAP server remains "sentbox" even after explicitly marking it as "Trimise" with a blessed right-click. I've found the "Name" entry in the [mailbox-Sentbox] field of Balsa's preference file and edited by hand all the required fields, but it would have been nice if this have worked out of the box.

Another annoyance was that it doesn't seem to be a way to mark the "outbox" on the IMAP server as the special "outbox" for Balsa. A "mark as outbox" doesn't exist in the right-click menu for mailboxes. Is this by design? I don't really understand why the "outbox" must lie in the ~/.mail directory and "draftbox" is allowed on the IMAP server. However, this was also fixable by hand in the ~/.gnome2/balsa file.

Other than that it was quite a smooth transition and Balsa looks and works as lovely as ever.

Thanks for your attention,


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