On Tuesday 02 March 2004 20:41, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, John Allen wrote:
> > Q: What is an *IMAP* folder.
>> A: It's a folder accessible through IMAP (surely?)
Funny. But this was in the context that this guy was trying to pass the folder
directly to spamassassin with the --mbox switch, which means that it must be
an mbox, which many IMAP folders are *NOT*
> > 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
Yes, the script if have should work for any IMAP server, but has only been
tested with Cyrus.
John Allen, mailto:john.allen at dublinux.net
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