[SM-USERS] Problem with folder display options in SM-1.4.23 on FreeBSD-11.1]

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Wed May 9 13:28:29 UTC 2018

I am forwarding the message outlining the configuration issues which
caused my problem together with the solution that solved it.  Yours
may be different.  But this worked for me.

Using SM conf.pl go to IMAP server settings and check the delimiter
setting (no.9).

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
Subject: Re: [SM-USERS] Problem with folder display options in
SM-1.4.23 on FreeBSD-11.1
From:    "James B. Byrne" <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>
Date:    Wed, May 9, 2018 09:20
To:      "Seth Randall" <sf at sethrandall.com>

On Tue, May 8, 2018 18:05, Seth Randall wrote:
> Since we aren't on the mailing list, I won't bother bottom posting.

Where the reply goes has never bothered me.

> You are using the option
> unixhierarchysep:           true
> in your imapd.conf file. That means it will tell SquirrelMail
> that your mailbox names are separated by '/'. This is used for
> compatibility with uw_imap. It may have implications for your
> mailbox stores depending on their age.

IMAP-3.0 introduced the following change from 2.4:

"Important config options: unixhierarchysep: and altnamespace: defaults
have changed in imapd.conf(5). Implications are outlined in the Note
in User Namespace Mode and Switching the Alternative Namespace. Please
also see “Sieve Scripts,” below."

Because of this and of the environment that we use it was necessary to
employ '/' instead of '.' on our new imap site.

> In your SquirrelMail configuration, you have the delimiter set to '.'
> which is the default delimiter for Cyrus if the unixhierarchysep is
> not set. Try going into Server Settings and changing option 9 to
> 'detect'. Save the config and then log out and log back in.
> See if that makes any difference.

You have provided the answer.  Thank you.  It never crossed my mind
that changes to imap.conf would have any effect on the folder display in

Very sincerely,

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