unixhierarchysep (Was: Slow response)

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Jan 15 15:07:36 EST 2004

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Ken Murchison wrote:

> > I've gotten a request (from someone I'd rather not say 'no' to) to
> > create an IMAP account with a period in the username. If I set
> > "unixhierarchysep=yes" in imapd.conf on an already established 2.1
> > server, what kinds of problems can I expect to run into?
> Any currently running clients which connect to an imapd with the new
> setting might have an issue, but other than that, well behaved clients
> shouldn't care.  Restarting the client should get it to refresh its
> mailbox list.

If someone has hard-wired a client configuration to look for, say


they won't be able to find it any more, and they will need to fix their
configuration to be



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