Mailing List Message #92915
From: Gerry Aquino <>
Subject: Re: creating mailbox in mdir format
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 08:10:55 -0500
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <>
Thank you very much for the explanation. I have created these in the past, but do not remember seeing mailbox_name.mdir in the folder list in webmail, just the mailbox. Perhaps this has changed, but no matter, as long as the mailbox is created.
Thnaks again,

On 10/15/07, Nicolas Hatier <> wrote:
The mailbox is created - it is called mailbox_name, and has the mdir format.
What you are pointing is a different problem, caused by the incompatibility between this naming scheme and the subscription scheme of both the IMAP protocol and CGP Webmail. I would have expected the Webmail could be implemented in such a way to circumvent this problem, but it seems not.

When you create the mailbox with the name "mailbox_name.mdir", CGP takes the .mdir as an instruction to create a mdir mailbox, but it strips the .mdir from the name (this is an arguably correct behavior). IMAP and Webmail don't know that, they expect a mailbox named
"mailbox_name.mdir" to have been created since the server gave a positive answer, so they add "mailbox_name.mdir" to the subscription list (this behavior is also correct).

What you are seeing is the result of two incompatible but otherwise correct behaviors...


Gerry Aquino wrote:
Using 5.1.9, I don't seem to be able to create mailboxes with the mdir format by naming a mailbox, mailbox_name.mdir. This happens with different skins. The result is two mailboxes created, mailbox_name and mailbox_name.mdir. mailbox_name.mdir is then not able to be deleted as 'mailbox does not exist'. It can be removed from the mailbox list by deleting the subscription however.
The manual still states that maiboxes can be created with name.mdir and name.mbox.

Gerry Aquino


Nicolas Hatier
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Gerry Aquino
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