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From John Yoost <Jo...@jeld-wen.com>
Subject RE: IMAP and the database repository
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2001 18:53:30 GMT
	OK, so my take is that if I want to help with the IMAP server I
should look at the interface part to to the mail repository, to make it
generically communicate with either the file system or database repository
correct?

	John Yoost




> On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, John Yoost wrote:
> 
> > I am very interested in using James SMTP and IMAP and the Database
> > repository.
> > 
> > I realize that the IMAP implementation is pre-beta.  I have looked at
> the
> > existing code (for IMAP) as well as RFC2060. with the idea of helping
> with
> > the IMAP part of the project.
> > 
> > With a quick once over, it looks to me as if the IMAP code does not
> support
> > the use of a database repository (or the other way around, the Database
> > repository does not support the IMAP requirement).  Speciffically I
> don't
> > see any support for multiple folders in the database repository, only
> > hard-coded support for folders under the OS file system.
> > 
> > Am I off base here?
> > 
> > Is this current limitation why IMAP development is at a stand-still?
> > 
> > Please help me get my arms around where the IMAP development stands so I
> can
> > try to help.
> 
> Reading your comments 4 paragraphs above, it seems that you already know
> where the problem is.
> 
> BTW, the database mail repository entries are keyed by the message name
> and the folder name. If you need more than one folder for a user, you can
> have different folder names. Currently, the folder names are already look
> like "<username>inbox/"; I think you can have <username>inbox/folder<n>
> for the inbox names.
> 
> Oki
> 
> 
> 
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