[Dovecot] IMAP - many folders?

Gregory Bond gnb at itga.com.au
Mon Nov 22 02:49:27 EET 2004

Piotr Krukowiecki wrote:

>So my question is "how hard would it be to change sources to make '/' to
>be default delimiter"?

Maildir specifically uses .folder.folder names so that the IMAP server 
can find _all_ the folders by reading a single top-level directory.  If 
sub-folders were stored ../folder/folder, then the IMAP server would 
have to scan the entire mail directory (in my case, several gigabytes) 
every time it started up, so it could find the list of folders.

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