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

The behavior that you're experiencing, "mail.app 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 mail.app needs your help when it connects to UW-IMAP. Here, Leopard, mail.app 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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