[TriLUG] IMAP - Nested folders
jgroves at krenim.org
Fri Dec 9 11:01:28 EST 2005
I ran into the same limitation with Outlook. And it is an Outlook
problem -- not an IMAP problem.
I wound-up importing my Outlook email into Thunderbird locally and then
moving folders instead of futzing around with Outlook any more.
Outlook's support for IMAP is poor. An example of it's poor support is
that it does not put sent email in the sent folder on the IMAP server.
It still sticks it in the local Sent folder. I would have to move the
contents of my local Sent folder to the IMAP server on a regular basis.
I'm sure there's some rule you could set up to do this automatically,
but feh, I'll use Thunderbird instead.
Paul G. Szabady wrote:
>At work we have a desire to move all users from .pst files on the desktop
>to a central IMAP server. I have set up a test (WU) IMAP server on
>RHEL3-U6 for this project. I'm able to create folders (a.k.a. files),
>move email from exchange and .pst files to my imap folder(s), but the
>standard email clients we use (Outlook on PCs and soon to be Entourage on
>OS X) do not have the ability to create folders as directories, which of
>course will allow for additional nested folders.
>On the other hand, I can log into the imap server and create as many
>directories and sub directories as I want (probably a limit somewhere, but
>I haven't reached it). I can then use Outlook to subscribe to these
>folders and I'm off and running. Unfortunately, very few of our 1500+
>users will want to do this, even if they knew how to do it.
>Ideally, we'd like the user to be able to drag an individual email or an
>entire folder hierarchy from either the exchange server or the local .pst
>file(s) to the IMAP server.
>Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Maybe a different IMAP server
>would act differently?
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