Re: [Evolution] Hide IMAP dot folders?

I already told you: if you don't want to see dot files, then don't
subscribe to them. or delete them off your imap server. I don't care.


On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 17:03, Scott Otterson wrote:
Does the spec tell you to display an email if you click on it?  

No, but this is conventional email client behavior.  If you literally
implement only what is in the spec, I don't know what you'd have but it
is certain that nobody could use it.

Similarly, not showing dotfiles is an IMAP client convention.  People
expect it, and your client is for people, afterall.


On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 12:12, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
I invite you to read the bloody spec and show me where it says to hide
dot files. if you can't find it, then I'm not implementing it. period.


On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 15:14, Scott Otterson wrote:
If Outlook and Mozilla (>90% of all IMAP clients by user) don't display
dotfiles, then that IS the convention.

Evolution isn't following it.

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 12:02, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
if there was a convention, it would be in the server implementation -


On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 14:53, Scott Otterson wrote:
Unix again...

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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