Where's the Junk

Sam Sharpe lists.redhat at samsharpe.net
Mon Jul 25 22:30:48 UTC 2011

On 25 July 2011 23:27, Chris Kottaridis <chriskot at quietwind.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-07-25 at 17:00 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> There is no Junk mailbox. Junk is a virtual folder (similar to Trash
>> but
>> not identical). Junk mail is labelled as such on the IMAP server.
>> Email
>> clients that don't handle IMAP labels correctly will just see it as
>> normal mail, since it's still in the Inbox.
> OK, I figured it was something like that, a stupid cell phone client.
> Still be interested in knowing where the INBOX is in a Maildir
> environment. In dovecot.conf I have:
> [Maildir]# ls
> AA-inbox       dovecot.index.cache  dovecot-uidvalidity.4d1ac993  Sent
> Accounts       dovecot.index.log    Fitness
> subscriptions
> Boating        dovecot.index.log.2  Group Admin
> Sysadmin
> Computing      dovecot-keywords     Investing                     tmp
> Contacts       dovecot.mailbox.log  Linux                         Trash
> cur            dovecot-uidlist      Misc                          Trucks
> dovecot.index  dovecot-uidvalidity  new                           XSpam
> The AA-inbox is not it, that's a folder I created. So, it's not really
> obvious out of this where the INBOX is.

The Inbox is:

Maildir/cur/ <- read messages
Maildir/new/ <- unread messages

You'll notice that the other folders themselves have cur and new
folders, representing the same subset of messages in each IMAP folder.


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