on the subject of folders

Thomas Bruederli roundcube at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 14:20:33 CEST 2006


Martin Marques wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, Chuck, Charlie and Charles wrote:
> 
>> I was looking around the folders code and discovered a minor bug.  If
>> you create a folder with a dot in it (like test.box) RC will display a
>> folder called test with a box sub-folder.  That is all as it should be.
>> The problem is that it allows you to drag and drop messages into the
>> phantom folder and displays it as if it were a real folder.  When you
>> drag into the folder the message appears to go away, and of course
>> doesn't appear in the phantom folder.  When you refresh the folder that
>> you dragged the message from the message reappears (which is good - at
>> least it isn't lost forever).  What should happen is that the phantom
>> folder should be greyed out, and undraggable (and probably unselectable).
> 
> Is there a reason for these phantom folders to exist?

Yes, for example as container for subfolders. In file based IMAP
servers, this is a physical folder holding mailbox files listed as
subfolders. Because of being a folder and not a file, the IMAP server
cannot write messages to it but unfortunately it is listed.

~Thomas




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