[Evolution] The problem with evolution and cyrus
- From: Viljo Viitanen <Viljo Viitanen helsinki fi>
- To: <evolution helixcode com>
- Subject: [Evolution] The problem with evolution and cyrus
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 02:30:49 +0300
At first, I must say that I have not taken a look at the Code, so I may be
The problem seems to be that evolution uses "/" as a hard-coded imap mailbox
hierarchy delimiter. That sucks.
Sere's a snip of the log of evolution 0.4.1 trying to connect to cyrus (after
sending : A00001 CAPABILITY
received: * CAPABILITY IMAP4 IMAP4rev1 ACL QUOTA LITERAL+ NAMESPACE UIDPLUS
X-NON-HIERARCHICAL-RENAME NO_ATOMIC_RENAME UNSELECT X-NETSCAPE
received: A00001 OK Completed
sending : A00002 LIST "" ""
received: * LIST (\Noselect) "." ""
received: A00002 OK Completed
sending : A00003 LIST "" "./.*"
received: A00003 OK Completed
sending : A00004 SELECT /
received: A00004 NO Mailbox does not exist
sending : A00005 EXAMINE /
received: A00005 NO Mailbox does not exist
sending : A00006 CREATE /
received: A00006 NO Invalid mailbox name
sending : A00007 LIST "" /
received: A00007 OK Completed
*** Message -- FINISH Scanning folders in "imap://vviitane localhost/"
The first LIST, tag A00001 is a special query that is used to find of the
delimiter. Cyrus responds ".", which evolution seemingly completely
Then, evolution goes and tries to list "./.*", when it should be (as have been
said on the list) asking for "*" (as the 'path' setting is empty, no need for
Here's how raw imap LIST looks on cyrus, the first line being my command and the
rest its response.
0 LIST "" "*"
* LIST () "." "INBOX"
* LIST () "." "INBOX.crap"
* LIST () "." "INBOX.crap.crappiest"
0 OK Completed
Evolution developers, please fix this. I'll buy you beer if any of you ever is
in Helsinki :)
Oh, and one other thing. Evolution should really be looking for "INBOX" (it's
the special mailbox name for.. well, the inbox) instead of "/" when in doubt.
Viljo Viitanen University of Helsinki
Viljo Viitanen helsinki fi IT Department
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