IMAP Namespace support

Joon Radley joon at
Wed Jun 23 06:25:46 CEST 2004

Hi David,

> I must be missing something, but I fail to understand how it 
> can help avoiding a name collision. Things are properly 
> namespaced on the server, but the client needs to use a 
> different prefix for those two inboxes... simply issuing a 
> "namespace" command doesn't help. So I guess what we need 
> most is the ability to set a different prefix for different 
> folders (mailboxes), instead of the current "one prefix per 
> imap account" - the namespace command simply allows to 
> automatically configure those prefixes. Do I get this right?

The following command will fail or succeed depending on whether the
namespace extension is supported by the server

01 CREATE 'Inbox'

> BTW in this particular case, what's up with Outlook's Inbox? 
> In which namespace is it?



Joon Radley
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