help on picking an IMAP server
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Thu Mar 22 17:30:44 UTC 2007
In response to David Banning <david at skytracker.ca>:
> > You must have been doing something wrong. I have Dovecot in multiple
> > places and never had any trouble creating folders/subfolders.
> > I use Maildir format for my mail store, for multiple reasons that you
> > can research via Google if you're curious. Perhaps the Maildir support
> > is better than mbox. If that's the case, you may want to consider
> > switching to Maildir -- there is at least one mbox -> Maildir conversion
> > utility out there.
> Hi Bill.
> I have Googled away and found lots of people who complain that they can't
> creat subfolders under dovecot. I havn't seen anyone's problem resolved
> in the theads. I have converted mbox to Maildir. I attempt to create
> a subfolder from within Outlook - no go. How are you creating
> the subfolders?
Personally, I use Sylpheed, and it just works fine without having to do
anything special. I can verify that it works fine with Thunderbird,
Outlook Express, and SquirrelMail -- from first-hand experience.
I just talked to an associate who was having trouble creating folders
on a Dovecot server using Outlook. He was also having a bunch of other
problems with Outlook, so he switched to Outlook Express instead of
trying to mess with the Dovecot server. I suppose it's possible that
there's some compatibility problem between Outlook and Dovecot, but I
can't say for sure.
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