KMail/IMAP cannot add top-level folder

Christian Funke funke at
Sun Jun 17 10:18:32 UTC 2012

Am Samstag, 16. Juni 2012, 21:49:54 schrieb Patrick O'Callaghan:
> On Sat, 2012-06-16 at 18:56 +0300, Eli Wapniarski wrote:
> > The "root" folder of a system is the very first folder of that system.
> > It is the folder in Linux that folder is "/". In Windows it would be
> > "C:/" or "D:/" etc.
> Leaving aside the question as to whether Windows has such a thing as a
> root folder (since it doesn't have a unified file system it's not a
> concept that really means much), the root folder of a mail hierarchy has
> nothing to do with any of this, especially if we're talking about an
> abstraction maintained by a remote server, e.g. I use Gmail via IMAP,
> but I don't for a moment think that my "root folder" corresponds to a
> real file directory, given that Gmail is a huge distributed database.
> Mail folder collections almost always look like rooted trees, at least
> in abstract. Sometimes the root is anonymous, other times it has a name,
> such as the Inbox supported by the original Cyrus system.
> poc
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I think it is a bug in Kmail see , 
it is supposedly fixed in 4.8.5


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