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Old 07-16-2003, 08:37 AM   #1
hiertjou123
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Red face email and subdirectories


Hi,

1. I would like to know if it's possible to have email subdirectories? eg. directory Stuff with subdirectory Linux
2. If subdirectories are supported, is it part of the sendmail or IMAP configuration?
3. If subdirectories are supported, what happens with the .mailboxlist?

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Old 07-16-2003, 11:09 AM   #2
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Sendmail is your MTA, or Mail Trasport Agent. What this means is it just recieves your mail and sends it. It's up to your MUA or Mail User Agent (this would be an email client such as kmail, evolution or sylpheed) to work with subdirectories.

IMAP will support subdirectories, but it depends on what IMAP server you are using, and from there, how it's 'tree' works on whether certain MUA's work with it or not (most will since they see the INBOX and all subdirectories of that are within the INBOX).

HTH

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Old 07-16-2003, 11:48 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Now how can I find out what IMAP server I'm running? I did a
rpm -qa | grep imap
and got imap-2001a-10

I see my squirrelmail is configured for Cyrus, but I'm not sure if this is really the server I've installed.

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Old 07-16-2003, 11:54 AM   #4
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That us uw-imap, it's about as "generic" as you can get It was developed by the University of Washington along with Pine and Pico (and other things I'm sure).

There should be a choice in your SquirrelMail config to use 'uw-imap' and I suggest you choose it.



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Old 07-16-2003, 12:15 PM   #5
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OK, I can change the squirrelmail config to uw-imap - but this is still just the config of squirrelmail. I believe I must try to config the IMAP server itself?

I found this in the doc/imap-2001a/CONFIG file:
Example 2: suppose you want to change c-client's idea of the
user's mailbox directory to be the "mail" subdirectory of the user's
home directory instead of the user's home directory. You will want to
change variable mailsubdir, changing the line that reads:

static char *mailsubdir = NIL; /* mail subdirectory name */
to be:
static char *mailsubdir = "mail";/* mail subdirectory name */

But I also read that the IMAP server is really plug-and-play and doesn't have any config file, so where must I change this *mailsubdir ? In the source code? This means I must recompile and install again?

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Old 07-16-2003, 01:08 PM   #6
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http://www.washington.edu/imap/docum...on/CONFIG.html



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