[Dovecot] Maildir folder separator

Mikko Kortelainen mikko.kortelainen at techelp.fi
Tue Aug 22 12:56:51 EEST 2006

I wouldn't say that. If people want to sort their mail by making a 
folder for each sender they have a lot of correspondence with, creating 
a folder named 'mikko.kortelainen at techelp.fi' is a lot more intuitive 
than 'mikko_kortelainen at techelp_fi'. For you or me it probably wouldn't 
matter, but I'm talking about normal users here...


Matt kirjoitti:
> Just because you have 1 or 2 people asking to use a stupid PERIOD in a mailbox
> name does not merrit a demand or real reason to allow the period. 
> Let em to use an underscore or dash ( _ - )  sheeesh! Is it worth the bother to
> redefine your code for that?
> hehe
> --- Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2006-08-22 at 02:32 +0300, Mikko Kortelainen wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> There's been some demand from users to make it possible to use the 
>>> period character (.) in folder names, but that is impossible when the 
>>> folder separator is already period.
>>> Is there any possibility of replacing that which another separator, say 
>>> a / ?
>> Currently Dovecot supports only Maildir++ directory layout, which
>> specifies that '.' character is used as the separator in the filesystem.
>> You can change that separator from the sources, but then you'll have to
>> rename all the existing maildirs.
>> src/lib-storage/index/maildir/maildir-storage.h MAILDIR_FS_SEP and

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