[dovecot] Re: Maildir format

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Dec 30 09:47:12 EET 2002

On Mon, 2002-12-30 at 09:25, Gareth J. Greenaway wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 08:51:21AM +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> > Dovecot wants the folders directory names to begin with a dot, so name
> > it ".test". Subfolders would be named as ".test.subfolder". This is
> > compatible with Courier's Maildir++ format.
> Right. that is what I have as im using the Maildir folders from
> Courier but I still do not see mail showing up in them.  The folder
> itself shows up but no mail.

Oh, I think then you're just using mutt a bit wrong :) Enter-key goes
inside a subfolder, space-key selects the folder. A folder can itself
contain mail but it can also contain subfolders, so this is needed.

With Courier you probably got away with just enter-key because you
didn't have such subfolders and Courier gives mutt hints about if
folders have subfolders. Dovecot doesn't yet support that extension so
mutt always assumes they have subfolders.

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