Re: [Evolution] Hide IMAP dot folders?
- From: Scott Otterson <scotto u washington edu>
- To: Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj ximian com>
- Cc: evolution ximian com
- Subject: Re: [Evolution] Hide IMAP dot folders?
- Date: 29 Jan 2004 11:53:55 -0800
Outlook and Mozilla -- two of the most popular non-Unix IMAP clients --
do not display dotfiles, regardless of what LIST returns. There's a
convention here that evolution isn't following.
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 11:23, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
hiding dot files is a unix filesystem thing, it is not an imap thing.
if folders starting with a . were meant to be hidden by imap clients,
then the server simply wouldn't return them in the LIST query, now would
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 13:28, Scott Otterson wrote:
I don't see what the OS has to do with this.
Mozilla and Outlook -- neither of which require Unix -- hide the
dotfiles. If two of the most popular IMAP clients handle this situation
gracefully, then this is starting to look like an OS-independent IMAP
Has anybody noticed how other IMAP clients handle dotfiles?
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 10:07, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
imap != unix filesystem
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 13:06, Scott Otterson wrote:
Well, manually subscribing to a bunch of folders is a way to handle
But Mozilla and Outlook are smarter than that... can't evolution be too?
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 09:45, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
this is a server issue, not a client issue.
if your server uses dot files for state info, then it should not be
listing them when we query for folders.
however, you *could* simply have evo show only subscribed folders and
just not subscribe to the dot folders.
On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 12:21, Scott Otterson wrote:
Is there a way to set up evolution to not display IMAP status dot
The UW IMAP server I'm hooked to has a lot of folders beginning with a
period. I never look at them because they contain account info, spam
filter status and so on. They're invisible in the folder views of
mozilla, outlook express, etc., but they fill up the screen in
Is there an evolution XML file somewhere that I can change?
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