[Dovecot] can i set "folder alias"?
skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-bonn-rhein-sieg.de
Mon Jan 22 11:03:13 UTC 2007
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On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> cd Maildir
> ln -s .sendA .sendB
The problem with symlinks is that both folders are displayed as different
folders finally. And because subscriptions are saved on the server, you
cannot configure different clients to subscribe to different sets folders.
It is no great issue, if you are online all the time, but it drains
performance, e.g. while searching or when you sync mail for offline
Actually, I don't know how a feature like "folder aliases" would solve the
problem, because the server would need to know when to hide which of the
"aliases". I mean, if MUA Thunderbird connects, return "sent-mails" as
"Sent", if MUA Outlook connects, return "sent-mails" as "Gesendete
EMails". Maybe, aliases will never match LIST commands, except when
explicitly ask about? Though, that's just half of the problem. To hide all
symlinks would break many installations of shared folders.
One would need some MUA-aware hacks.
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