paul at clubi.ie
Tue Mar 2 20:41:34 GMT 2004
On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, John Allen wrote:
> Q: What is an *IMAP* folder.
A: It's a folder accessible through IMAP (surely?)
> A: Depends on what your using for storing your mail.
> 1. UW-IMAP - An mbox
> 2. Courier IMAP - Maildir format
> 3. Cyrus IMAPD - internal database format.
These are the backing stores used by various IMAP daemons. That some
are formats common to other mail programmes is incidental. Cyrus btw,
uses mail per file (usually) iirc, it's the indices to mail contents
which are kept in 'internal' formats.
> If you want a script that does this for cyrus imap I can send you one when I
> get home.
Note that there are imap utilities (eg imapcopy) which will work with
any IMAP folder, regardless of the backing sotre the IMAP server
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