[Dovecot] Deleted email does not appear in the Trash folder
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Fri Aug 4 03:12:54 EEST 2006
cl at isbd.net wrote:
> There are a number of issues with maildir that eventually make me
> leave it:-
> It's not so easy to manually traverse a maildir hierarchy and/or
> manually search for text in messages. OK, I know there are tools
> to do it but I often end up writing custom scripts to do things
> and mbox is just much easier to deal with. (for a start, if using
> grep, I get a sensible name with mbox, junk with maildir)
Define 'junk'? And I find that being able to act on each individual
message as a separate file rather than searching a flat file for keys
tremendously more flexible, and faster too for that matter.
> In mutt at least I get much more meaningful information about
> maibox size when using mbox than when using maildir.
Not using mutt, so can't comment... define 'meaningful'?
> Different MUAs seem to have more trouble working 'cooperatively'
> when using maildir.
It appears to be the opposite to me - no need to lock the whole box to
work with one message... examples?
> This is sort of mixed up with IMAP, but still ....
> The inconsistent use of '/' and '.' directory (well, pseudo
> directory) delimiters between different implementations. Who ever
> thought of using '.' and creating all mailboxes at the same level
> with longer and longer names should be shot! It makes all sorts
> of things that expect real directories totally broken.
You're welcome to change this using namespaces or whatever. I'm curious
as to what mail tools expect 'real directories'?
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