[Dovecot] IMAP - many folders?

Piotr Krukowiecki piotr at mallorn.ii.uj.edu.pl
Thu Nov 18 13:20:02 EET 2004

On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 05:53:49PM +0900, alan premselaar wrote:
>   the '.' character is used as an IMAP delimiter used by dovecot (and 
> some other IMAP servers, although it's been awhile since i've used 
> others so I don't remember which off the top of my head)
> so, if you want sub folders to show up in your IMAP client, you'll need 
> a heirarchy similar to (assuming you're using Maildir format, each of 
> these directories will have 3 additional sub-directories called cur/ 
> new/ and tmp/):
> ~/Maildir/.INBOX/
> ~/Maildir/.some_folder/
> ~/Maildir/.some_folder.sub_folder/

No. I want ~/Mail/Maildir/ as a folder for new, incomming mail, and
"/" as a delimiter.
So my question is "how hard would it be to change sources to make '/' to
be default delimiter"?

> this will show up as:
> some_folder
> \_sub_folder
> in your IMAP client (i'm not familiar with mutt or its IMAP 
> capabilities, but for example thunderbird will work this way)

Yes, mutt as IMAP client will work with this as well (or any other
delimiter - it's configurable iirc). 

But if I use this approach I'll have 20+ entries in ~/Mail/ directory
and that would inconvinient to use with mutt as a local mail (not IMAP)
reader (with 'c<tab>').

That's why I want my mail nicely sorted in subdirs, not everything in
one directory.

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