help on picking an IMAP server

RW fbsd06 at
Thu Mar 22 18:38:26 UTC 2007

On Thu, 22 Mar 2007 01:40:48 -0500
David Banning <david+dated+1174977648.a93167 at> wrote:

> I have been using imap-uw for some time but now I would like to 
> have an imap server that can have subfolders. Out with imap-uw..
> I tried dovecot but I was unable to get it to create subfolders,
> although it seems some say you can, may people are having problems
> doing so, and I didn't like the fact that it changes the format of
> the folders from the mbox standard.

AFAIK imap-uw does support subfolders, to the same extent that UNIX
supports subdirectories. The problem is that you can't have a
mailbox file and a subdirectory of the same name in a directory. So in
foo/bar, bar is a mailbox and foo/ is a  directory - so there can't be
a top-level mailbox called foo.

It's just a matter of organizing your mailboxes to take account of

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