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Re: Dots in dir names

Re: Dots in dir names

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To: Robert Flemming <flemming@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Martijn Pieters <mj@xxxxxxxx>, offlineimap@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Dots in dir names
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:49:55 -0500

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 01:41:08PM -0700, Robert Flemming wrote:

> The structure of the maildir dir is untouched and yeah it's an extra
> navigation step in the MUA, but that would be more in line with the IMAP
> folder hierarchy rather than what it does now.  I'm guessing there's a
> reason why it was done this way, but I'm just curious if it was a design
> decision or a technical constraint.

A bit of both.  Most mail readers do not support the scheme to mention, or
support it only spottily.  On the technical side, the Maildir spec does not
provide for this (though it does not forbid it either).

> Robert

John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>    GPG: 0x8A1D9A1F

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