[Dovecot] namespace and list=children inconsistencies
wgillespie+dovecot at es2eng.com
Fri Dec 17 02:35:55 EET 2010
Holger Mauermann wrote:
> Am 16.12.2010 01:38, schrieb Holger Mauermann:
>> With LIST "Shared/" the other users INBOX is missing, so with namespace
>> capable clients like Thunderbird it is impossible to see or subscribe
>> this folder.
> After restarting Thunderbird now I can see and subscribe the other users
> INBOX. However, I still think that a "LIST Shared/ *" should include
> *all* sub mailboxes. Or am I wrong?
Eh, hard to say.
From RFC 3501:
... A non-empty
reference name argument is the name of a mailbox or a level of
mailbox hierarchy, and indicates the context in which the mailbox
name is interpreted.
But, later on it says:
Note: The interpretation of the reference argument is
A client SHOULD NOT use such a reference argument except
at the explicit request of the user.
So, email clients are supposed to do
LIST "" "Shared/*"
LIST "Shared/" *
As far as I can tell, the first one does work on Dovecot. I can get the
second form to work as long as it's an actual mailbox name. e.g.,
LIST Shared/someuser/ *
works just fine as well -- at least with my set up.
So, short answer: yes and no. Dovecot could return all shared
mailboxes, but it is not required to do so.
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