Eli Wapniarski wrote:
> When I click on a top-level account in KMail on an IMAP client,
> the File->New->Add Folder option is greyed out,
> although it is available to create a sub-folder of an existing folder.
> I know I can create a new folder by creating a subdirectory .<whatever>
> in ~/Maildir on the IMAP server; but is this really the only way?
> Also: is there any way of re-ordering the folders in KMail ?
> I created a new folder in the above fashion,
> but it is listed out of alphabetical order.
What IMAP server are you using cyrus-imap or dovecote? If you're using
cyrus as I am then the root folder is the inbox and it works for me.
Thanks for your response.
I should have said I am running dovecot.
If its dovecot, I believe that you can't add folders to the
something has changed and there is a way to do that which I am not aware
of. However, the root folder is the very top level of the tree structure,
that is, the alias of email account. If you can't add a folder there, it
may be bug in kmail.
If it is someother external source, then we need more details about how
you have worked in the past. IE have you been able to create folders from
what your root folder is? I wish I could be of better help.
I'm not quite clear what you mean by the "root" folder.
My KMail setup (on a Fedora-17 laptop) is perhaps
more complicated than usual, or than necessary?
I have 3 email "accounts"
(as seen in KMail Settings=>Configure KMail=>Accounts):
"grover", "killeen" and "Local Folders".
The first two are servers I get email from.
When I run KMail I see these 3 accounts as top-level items
in the menu on the left.
The sub-items, eg "Family", under "grover" in the menu
correspond to folders in ~/Maildir/ on the server "grover"
(~/Maildir/.Family in this case).
The messages in "inbox" under "grover" are a little different.
They appear in the server in the folders
~/Maildir/cur and ~/Maildir/new .
If I highlight "grover" in the KMail menu
I see that File=>New=>Add Folder is greyed out.
On the other hand, if I highlight "Family" (under "grover")
the "Add Folder" option is not greyed out,
and I can add a subfolder, eg "Anne", to "Family", under KMail.
I see that this adds a directory ~/Maildir/.Family.Anne/
on the server.
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