KMail/IMAP cannot add top-level folder

Christian Mollekopf mollekopf at kolabsys.com
Mon Jun 18 19:06:22 UTC 2012


On Monday 18 June 2012 12.54:03 Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
> On Monday, June 18, 2012 12:56:01 AM Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Rex Dieter 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.
> > > 
> > > Maybe seeing this?
> > > 
> > > https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218935
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > I saw someone (possibly you?) mentioned another bugzilla,
> > which mentioned that the problem was solved
> > in a version of KMail coming shortly.
> 
> My colleague Christian Mollekopf (in CC:) will work / has worked on
> resolving this issue / these issues, IIRC. I'll let him speak for himself.
> 

Hey,

A workaround has been commited already 
(https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=292418, fixed in 4.8.5), which should at 
least allow creating toplevel folders, however acl's and such are still not 
checked properly.
I opened a bug for that: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=302139

Cheers,
Christian

> A client needs to take two things into account for this "thing" that is
> root- level folders and sub-folders, which are;
> 
> - First, the result of the NAMESPACE command. The response to this command
> lists the roots and hierarchy separators for personal, 'other users' and
> zero or more 'shared' namespaces.
> 
> The traditional root for one's personal namespace has been INBOX, but
> evolvement from the legacy NNTP name-space and convention has resulted in
> both the use of alternative namespace (INBOX is a root-level folder, but
> sub- folders of INBOX are presented as root-level folders as well - they
> are often still folder/sub-folder on the mail server's filesystem), as well
> as the '/' hierarchy separator (so mailbox names can contain dots '.'
> characters).
> 
> - Second, as a consequence of using alternative namespaces, "INBOX" cannot
> contain any "sub-folders" - "sub-folders" being presented as root-level
> folders and all. To this end a \NoInferiors flag is included in the LIST /
> LSUB command responses, indicating no child folders can be created.
> 
> I hope this clarifies a bit, where things can go wrong.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Jeroen van Meeuwen
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