Mailbox directory structure
jonathan at bach.xc.org
Tue Nov 26 13:41:53 EST 2002
On 26 Nov 2002, John Lederer writes:
> When I looked at the mailbox structure of our test group I found
> some disconcerting variance. Some users had a directory named
> INBOX, some did not. ...
> In any event we want a consistent mailbox structure that supports
> Moxilla's "special" Sent, Drafts, and Templates diretcories. We want
> to standardize, but we are not sure what to standardize on.
> Can someone tell me what the preferred structure is, particularly
> for Mozilla?
A mailbox called "INBOX" visible as a file in your filesystem on your
Cyrus IMAP server is probably a mistake of some sort, often (based on
experience here at least) relating to either the choice of hierarchy
separator or default folder prefix.
We use the following cyradm commands (for a user named fred and with
unixhiersep set to yes):
or their equivalent IMAP commands.
The "INBOX" is created by the first of these commands. If you have
altnamespace turned on, Outlook users will be happier, because they
will see a folder structure that is closer to the Outlook norms when
used with Exchange Server.
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