change default mailbox names

Joseph Brennan brennan at
Wed Apr 20 13:17:00 EDT 2005

--On Wednesday, April 20, 2005 11:03 -0500 Nick Trenary 
<nick at> wrote:

> At 10:07 AM 4/20/2005, Derrick J Brashear wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Apr 2005, Nick Trenary wrote:
>>> Is there a way to change the default mailbox names that are created in
>>> Cyrus? I'm using Cyrus on OS X.3 and cannot a config file that allows
>>> you  to change the names.  Can someone point me in the right direction?
>> There answer may be "no" but unless you give an example of what you mean
>> it's hard to know what you're really asking for.
> The default mailbox names created are Inbox, Deleted Messages, Drafts,
> and Sent Messages.  I want to shorten the names to something like Inbox,
> Trash, Drafts and Out(box) respectively if I can.

If Cyrus is creating them, change imapd.conf to change them.

But those are usually created by clients.

Joseph Brennan
Academic Technologies Group, Academic Information Systems (AcIS)
Columbia University in the City of New York

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