Subfolders of INBOX with altnamepsace
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Jun 30 14:06:30 EDT 2006
Paul Fisher wrote:
> We're in the process of migrating from an IMAP server that uses a
> namespace equivalent to the Cyrus altnamespace but in addition
> supports storing subfolders under INBOX.
So, you essentially want two personal namespaces.
> Considering the number of users we currently support, we're
> considering modifying Cyrus to support such a setup.
> Such a change would likely result in an extra config option permitting
> subfolders of INBOX when using altnamespace, and once an installation
> uses that option and subfolders of INBOX are created, switching back
> to the standard namespace would either not be possible or would at
> least be somewhat disruptive.
It probably wouldn't be possible to switch back.
> I'm not aware of any existing patches that accomplish this sort of
> behavior. If we were to make these changes, would they be of use to
> other sites, and would such a design change be considered for
> acceptance upstream?
If done properly, I don't see why it wouldn't be accepted. I'd be
interested in seeing what the mailspool directory structure wouldlook
like. I think this would be a non-trivial extension to Cyrus.
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