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From "Robin Bankhead (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MAILBOX-200) Hierarchical folder layout for maildir
Date Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:26:21 GMT

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Robin Bankhead commented on MAILBOX-200:
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Ah OK, I also need to add a setter for that property. Will do that later. Leaving the current
patch attached temporarily for viewing only.

> Hierarchical folder layout for maildir
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAILBOX-200
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAILBOX-200
>             Project: James Mailbox
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: maildir
>    Affects Versions: 0.6
>         Environment: Windows 7 Professional 32bit
>            Reporter: Robin Bankhead
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: mailbox-maildir-hierarchical-v2.patch
>
>
> Propose adding support in maildir for hierarchical on-disk layout of folders, as used
by some other MTA/MUAs (Dovecot for example has optional support[1]).
> Secondary-, tertiary- etc level subfolders would be represented by an equivalent dir/subdir
structure in the filesystem, so e.g.
> [maildir].Dir.SubDir
> would exist on-disk as
> [maildir]/.Dir/SubDir
> The motivation is simply to have on-disk layout more closely mirror that of the mailbox
folder structure, though it has the additional fringe benefit of relieving the pressure imposed
by subdirs-per-dir limits in some filesystems (though it would take a *very* large mail corpus
to be affected by that, I admit).
> This simple proof-of-concept patch to MaildirStore.java enables the feature. If this
is of interest, I would look to make it a configurable option in mailbox-maildir.properties
(which I don't currently know how to do).
> [1] http://wiki.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/Maildir#Directory_Structure



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