[Bug 142792] New: Set mailbox directory for imap server

uli9999 uli.2001 at gmx.de
Sat Mar 10 17:16:42 GMT 2007

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           Summary: Set mailbox directory for imap server
           Product: kmail
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: SuSE RPMs
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: uli.2001 gmx de

Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.6)
Installed from:    SuSE RPMs
OS:                Linux

It would be very useful to be able to select a certain directory which contains all mail directories for an imap account.

This should work just as the feature of Thunderbird "Account settings -> server settings -> advances -> IMAP server directory".

For example, on one of my IMAP servers, all directories are subdirectories of INBOX. Therefore, KMail (and also Thunderbird when I do not use the feature mentioned above) shows all directories as subdirectories of the Inbox. In Thunderbird, with the setting set to INBOX, all direct subdirectories of INBOX appear on the same level as the Inbox (giving Inbox, Sent, Drafts and so on nicely in a list just as in the usual local folders).

On another IMAP server, not being able to select a directory leads to the following: all folders are shown that are in my home directory on that server and which have nothing to do with e-mail. The directory that DOES contain the mails is also shown, but I cannot access its subdirectories, making the IMAP server completely unusable with KMail. With Thunderbird, it works (showing unnecessary folders with out setting the server directory, and working perfectly when setting the server directory).

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