Re: Bug#369830: kmail: since 3.5.x now way to hide IMAP INBOX prefix
forwarded 369830 http://bugs.kde.org/115426
On Thursday 01 June 2006 11:08, Juergen Pfennig wrote:
> Hi, this could be a documentation problem ... but kmail seems to have
> neither an up-to-date home page nor is the help of much use.
> Here some details:
> On my Cyrus IMAP server I see (as user cyrus) folders like
> and as user centauri:
> e.g. INBOX is a prefix for the folders that actually contain my data.
> In previous versions kmail allowed me to specify "INBOX." as a prefix
> and the folder tree in kmail looked as I wanted:
> Since 3.5 this no longer works (the prefix option is gone) and setting
> "personal" in the namespace fields does not help. The confusing tree
> looks now like:
> This unwanted "INBOX" is quite confusing for most people and wastes
> space on the screen.
I agree this is quite annoying (my Courier IMAP accounts are affected in
the same way). According to upstream, the old "Prefix" handling was a
hack, and with KDE 3.5, kmail now properly supports namespaces. Also
according to the upstream bug, this will not be fixed in KDE 3.5, but may
be fixed in KDE 4. I suggest voting for the bug in the KDE bug tracker.