[Dovecot] Auto creating client folders on the IMAP server after installing client.

Benjamin R. Haskell dovecot at benizi.com
Mon Jun 9 10:06:19 EEST 2008

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:

> Just a word of warning, there's a bit of an "impedance mismatch" between 
> GMail and IMAP, especially in the area of labels. A message labeled as 
> "Foo" and "Bar" via GMail will show up in the [Gmail]/Foo and 
> [Gmail]/Bar folders via IMAP. I don't think there's a way for IMAP to 
> mark two messages in distinct folders as being identical. So, I'd guess 
> that 'sync' software might have trouble. (Especially since GMail users 
> can add/remove those labels at will.)
> This may have changed, as GMail's IMAP support is a work in progress, 
> but just wanted to warn you. (for more, google: gmail buggy IMAP)

Another thought: After rereading a bit, I think you might be able to avoid 
this particular problem by only considering the "[Gmail]/All Mail" folder. 
But, there are also oddities around GMail's handling of message deletion.

-- Ben

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