IMAP Namespace support

Joon Radley joon at
Mon Jun 21 18:58:12 CEST 2004

Hi David,

> As part of the work to be done for the new XML storage 
> format, Bo mentionned the need to support the IMAP namespace 
> extension (RFC 2342).
> While this would certainly be a useful addition to KDE, I 
> came to wonder why we need it? It seems to be mostly for 
> different shared folders prefixes in various IMAP server 
> implementations, but Kolab is based on Cyrus only, and we 
> already detect shared folders without problems. I cannot see 
> the relation with the XML storage format.
> Can I get more details about what we need it for?

Cyrus uses it by default and Kolab has been using it from the start. 

I need the namespace extension to avoid name collision between the Outlook
Inbox and IMAP4 INBOX.


Joon Radley
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