folder separator ? Was: Re: Replacing WINDOWS and NOVELL service with CYRUS

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu May 15 12:14:02 EDT 2003

Etienne Goyer wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 09:54:26AM -0400, John Alton Tamplin wrote:
>>The IMAP protocol does not specify the folder separator,  but instead 
>>provides a way for the client to find out what the server is using.  In 
> This is interesting.  I am currently using a Perl module (IMAP::Admin)
> to build a customized mail server management front-end.  Currently, the
> separator must be specified as an argument to the module class
> instantiator.  This would make much more sense to have it determined at
> runtime.  I know it is not announced in the CAPABILITY in my setup.  How
> can we retrieve it ?

If the server supports NAMESPACE, then use can use the NAMESPACE command 
(RFC 2342) to give you the separator as well as the namspaces and  prefixes.

Or you can use LIST "" "" which gives you the separator.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
--PGP Public Key--

More information about the Info-cyrus mailing list