[MlMt] Re-fetch mailbox list?

Bill Cole mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Fri May 14 15:56:17 EDT 2021

On 2021-05-14 at 09:12:23 UTC-0400 (Fri, 14 May 2021 15:12:23 +0200)
Benny Kjær Nielsen <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
is rumored to have said:

> On 6 May 2021, at 0:24, Randall Gellens wrote:
>> The mailboxes do show up in an LSUB command.  But I just realized why 
>> MM wasn't seeing them.  In a case of brain fade, I forgot that the 
>> hierarchy separator character in this IMAP server isn't slash and I 
>> wasn't noticing that in the LIST and LSUB output all the other 
>> hierarchical mailboxes had a different delimiter character.  Manually 
>> TELNETting in and renaming them to use the correct hierarchy 
>> delimiter caused MM to see them.  I'm not sure if it's a bug that MM 
>> ignores a mailbox whose name contains a slash on a server where slash 
>> isn't the hierarchy delimiter.
> Sounds like it could be a bug. Most servers use a slash as a hierarchy 
> delimiter. I'm actually unsure what MailMate does in this case, but 
> based on memory I think this could actually be hard to fix given how 
> MailMate works internally. I'm a bit surprised it hasn't come up 
> before.

Incidentally, I have seen no problems from years of using MM with a 
server that does not use '/' as a hierarchy delimiter.

Bill Cole
bill at scconsult.com or billcole at apache.org
(AKA @grumpybozo and many *@billmail.scconsult.com addresses)
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