Views on folder hierarchy?

Ken Murchison murch at
Sat Dec 1 10:38:34 EST 2007

Juergen Kreileder wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a quite large folder hierarchy.  On mobile clients I'd like to
> have a limited view on this hierarchy, i.e. I'd like to see only
> important folders.  Unfortunately the mobile clients don't understand
> subscriptions.
> So, how would I go on to get a different limited view on my mailboxes.

Enable the 'imapmagicplus' option in imapd.conf.  Then authenticate with 
'userid+' in your mobile client.  This will cause the server to only 
LIST subscribed mailboxes.  Outlook on my Treo still sucks, but this 
makes it slightly less so.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
Carnegie Mellon University

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