[Imap-protocol] Mailbox root name

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jun 25 07:24:10 PDT 2007


On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 16:58 +0300, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> 1 LIST hello/world/ ""

>

> It returns "hello/" as the mailbox root, even if hello doesn't exist.

> Why? Does Pine really depend on this? I remember I changed Dovecot to do

> this a few years ago because Pine wouldn't work otherwise correctly with

> ~/mail/ or mail/ or similar folder collection paths (I used to return ""

> as root). Now that I'm looking over the code I'm just wondering why.


Looks like I can't reproduce this anymore. Maybe there were other things
that caused Pine to break. So is it OK then if I return mailbox root =
namespace prefix, and if there is no prefix then just return ""?

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