IMAP Namespace support

David Faure dfaure at
Wed Jun 23 10:24:23 CEST 2004

On Wednesday 23 June 2004 06:25, Joon Radley wrote:
> 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'

This explains why the *server* needs to support namespaces, but
it doesn't show a need for the *client* to issue a "namespace" command.

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

OK - that should appear just fine in KMail, as a folder under the 
inbox folder. Whether mails appear in one or the other doesn't matter.

David Faure -- faure at, dfaure at
Qt/KDE/KOffice developer
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, Platform-independent software solutions

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