Diff for ImpUWIMAPNamespaces between 3 and 4

+ IMP (4.1+) UW-IMAP/Namespace Configuration Tips

Unlike previous versions of IMP, 4.1+ no longer contains the 'namespace', 'hierarchies', or 'folders' parameters in servers.php.  Instead, namespace configuration is automatically detected from the remote server.

Unlike before where you had to manually identify the namespaces you wanted to view (via the 'hierarchies' parameter), now by default ALL namespaces visibile on the remote server will be displayed.

This may startle users of UW-IMAP when they discover that both 1) all files in the home directory may now show up in the folders list and 2) all sorts of namespaces appear (i.e. '#ftp/', '#shared/') that weren't there before.

To disable these extra namespaces and/or restrict UW-IMAP to your mail directories only (rather than your entire home directory), you will need to reconfigure (and then recompile) your imapd daemon.  For detailed instructions on how you can change this parameters, please refer to {{docs/CONFIG}} in the c-client/imapd distribution.

+ Unsupported Alternative Method

If you can not, or do not want to, recompile your UW-IMAP distribution, you can try using this *unsupported* method of setting the mail subdirectory (folder) location.

Create a file called /etc/c-client.cf and in it put the following two lines (assuming you want the mail subdirectory to be "mail/"  in the following example).


I accept the risk

set mail-subdirectory mail


The first line is *required* to state that you are accepting the risk of using an *unsupported* configuration file.  The second line sets the mail subdirectory

that the c-client routines will use.

Note that if you have any clients configured to use a folder prefix (e.g. 'mail/' or similar) they will now need to be reconfigured to remove this setting.