Imap mailbox aliases (two names for the same box)

Luca Olivetti luca at
Wed Jul 21 02:59:40 EDT 2004

Ghislain ADNET wrote:

> Hello,
>   I know some of you had the problem of the mailbox with an upper case 
> that are not recognized when goign through sendmail.
>   For exemple writing to me+Support at is translated 
> me+support at
>   My problem is Thunderbird use Junk, Trash Sent name boxes etc... and 
> have special icons to show those folders that permit easy identification 
> of the folder by mundane users. But i cannot forward to uppercase adress 
> folders so i have to choose between :
> 1/ use sent instead of Sent and forget about the special icon in 
> thunderbird and mozilla

Don't know which version of thunderbird/mozilla you are using, but in 
the current one (and in any previous one starting from Netscape 
communicator 4.x) I have a lowercase sent folder and I do have the 
special icon (btw, mozilla shows it with an uppercase name) and 
everything works fine. In fact I use 'sent' for historical reasons: you 
can use *any* name (e.g. I use localized names for templates and drafts).
Only you have to remember to configure mozilla/thunderbird to use your 
folders (with thunderbird: tools->account settings->copies & folders, 
select "other" and select the imap folder you want to use for sent, 
drafts and templates, with mozilla is the same but "account settings" is 
under the "edit" menu)

Luca Olivetti
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