[Dovecot] maildir and the separator for subfolder
tss at iki.fi
Thu Feb 15 16:39:24 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 09:27 -0500, Glenn Leavell wrote:
> Would it be possible (and would it make sense) to use some sort of
> "escaping" to make the separator used for encoding hierarchy in the
> Maildir *directories* transparent to the client and to the users? (I
> emphasize *directories* to distinguish this separator from the
> separator as
> used in the IMAP protocol). This could be similar to the common
> in shells and other environments of escaping special characters with a
> backslash. For example, if the filesystem separator were a dot, then
> single mailbox referenced as "i.like.dots" might be encoded in the
> filesystem as ".i..like..dots". If this mailbox were a parent of
> then we'd have the directory name ".i..like..dots.child".
That's possible, but then the directory layout wouldn't be called
Maildir++ anymore. Maybe in v1.2.
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