[chandler-users] IMAP Folders
bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Mon Nov 5 11:34:10 PST 2007
See comments in-line.
On Nov 5, 2007, at 9:13 AM, Mimi Yin wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> Can we just allow users to re-name the Chandler-created folders in
> their email clients? This would save use from implementing more UI.
No, because the folder name is the primary key Chandler uses to find
the folder and is part of the IMAP4 spec. There is no UUID
or equivalent non-displayable key that could be used to find the
folder on the IMAP4 server. The user could rename the folders
on the server but *must* in someway let Chandler know these new
values. The only way to do this currently not from code is to dump
account settings to an ini file then manually change the names of the
folders in the ini and re-import to Chandler.
Only the most power users would find that solution acceptable.
So I believe some UI in Chandler will be required.
> On Oct 26, 2007, at 12:12 PM, Brian Kirsch wrote:
>> Hi Poojan,
>> The Chandler folder creation logic was modeled to be very flexible
>> at the architecture layer. However,
>> we do not yet have UI to take advantage of the ability to name /
>> rename the Chandler Folders.
>> If you are feeling adventurous you can ping me (bkirsch) on our
>> IRC #chandler channel and I
>> can show you via export and import of your account settings how
>> to change the names.
>> This would involve first renaming or creating alternate Chandler
>> folders on your IMAP server then telling
>> Chandler which folders you would like to use instead of the default.
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