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10.5: A fix for not showing IMAP sub-mailboxes
Authored by: patpro on Mar 12, '08 08:06:10AM

Unfortunately, it will backfire at you.
The new does nothing but listening to the IMAP server that says "hey my PATH is 'INBOX'".
If you reset this setting in Mail, you'll soon be prompted to restore it, again and again (at least if the server is Courier-IMAP).


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10.5: A fix for not showing IMAP sub-mailboxes
Authored by: LooseBruce on Mar 13, '08 03:36:48AM

The behavior that you're experiencing, " insisting on an imap prefix of INBOX" is dependent upon what imap server your host is running. From my research it appears that it's UW-IMAP that exhibits this behavior whereas another imap server, such as Dovecot, does not. Dovecot communicates the correct prefix for your mail client to use whereas UW-IMAP does not, thus needs your help when it connects to UW-IMAP. Here, Leopard, v3.2, receiving mail via Dovecot IMAP server, my imap prefix setting is left blank and mail does not complain. Check with your host.

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