Bug 78252 - IMAP folder namespace is ignored
IMAP folder namespace is ignored
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2002-11-20 12:21 EST by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-20 12:21:51 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
Most email clients under Linux tend to store email in directories underneath
~/.mail - prior to Evolution 1.2, you could specify to override the server
provided folder namespace so that all saved folders are located underneath
~/.mail (you can do this by configuring the options under Mail Account settings).

When you subscribe to a "mail folder" underneath ~/mail - the folder list in the
left pane of Evolution would show something like the following:

- Miscellaneous Mail
  - Jokes
  - Information

With Evolution 1.2, ~/.mail shows up as a subfolder (even if you attempt to
override the namespace):

- ~/mail
  - Miscellaneous Mail
    - Jokes
    - Information

This is not normal behavior in most working IMAP client email applications.  The
old trick was to delete all configured email servers, remove the ~/.mailboxlist
file, add the servers back (and properly configure them), and then re-subscribe
to the folders.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. See description.	

Actual Results:  ~/.mail appears as a subfolder.

Expected Results:  ~/.mail should be handled transparently by Evolution and
should not appear in the folder list.

Additional info:

$ rpm -q evolution

$ rpm -q imap
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-11-22 12:23:58 EST
This is an intentional change in behavior of the new version.
Comment 2 Francesco Gorini 2004-12-28 14:49:29 EST
Many IMAP clients have this option, then why disable it ?!?
Think about how many users won't choose Evolution for this behaviour !

I think this option should be left working.

My users already told that won't use Evolution for this ! (they are
working with Mozilla, but I'm trying to switch to Evolution because
it's more featured with calendars, etc...)

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