Folders containing messages and subfolders
brennan at columbia.edu
Tue Nov 28 11:07:05 EST 2006
--On Tuesday, November 28, 2006 15:48 +0000 Kevin Clark
<kevin.clark at csoft.co.uk> wrote:
> Does Cyrus IMAP support the ability to have folders that may contain both
> messages and subfolders?
> The tdlp.org 'MS Outlook to Unix Mailbox Conversion' MINI-HOWTO suggests
> that no Linux IMAP server using the Mailbox format supports this feature.
> Does Cyrus IMAP use the Mailbox format and, if so, does it therefore NOT
> support folders containing both messages and subfolders?
By 'Mailbox format' they seem to mean 'mbox' format. When that format
is used, a 'mail folder' is either a directory containing other folders
or a file containing messages.
Cyrus does not use mbox format, and its 'mail folders' can contain both
messages and other folders.
Lead Email Systems Engineer
Columbia University Information Technology
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