[Dovecot] Mail disappearing

Gregory Bond gnb at itga.com.au
Thu Aug 11 02:21:46 EEST 2005

Chris Green wrote:

>Thus a folder called 'holidays' is actually a directory called
>'INBOX.holidays' and a folder called 'holidays/france' is a directory
>called 'INBOX.holidays.france'.  Why any sort of mail server would
>want to construct a folder hierarchy like this I can never understand.
IMAP pretty much requires that you can find all the folder names pretty 
quickly.  Having folders stored like this means you can find all folders 
with a single directory scan, without having to walk a whole filesystem 

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