[Gllug] Creating Maildirs
joney at clara.co.uk
Tue May 15 15:27:40 UTC 2007
On 15 May 2007, Anthony Newman <anthony.newman at ossified.net> wrote
john gennard wrote:
>> I need maildirs for an inbox, gllug, debian-user, Tom,
>> Dick and Harry etc, so I created a maildir in Mail and
>> then a maildir folder 'inbox' within that to see what
>> happens. getmail retrieves OK, logs to /.getmail/log,
>> but puts the mail into ~/Mail/Maildir/cur and mutt says
>> there are no mail boxes. I just can't get the problem
>> clear in my head. If I use mboxes, it's simple - mutt
>> just filters mail for reading into inbox, gllug,
>> debian-user and so on. How can I create a 'tree' of
>> maildirs to do this simple job? After I solved the problem
>> before, for years I just saw getmail pull the mail and mutt
>> present me with it neatly divided into folders.
> Sub-folders within a maildir are dot-delimited rather than nested,
> so your directory structure will look something like:
> For sub-sub folders:
> which will give you a folder "lists" with a subfolder "gllug", both
is this the right way round? If so, I don't understand.
> of which can store mail. Inbox is a special case meaning the root
> maildir and its cur, new and tmp directories.
Thanks for all the above - actually I was near to what you say,
but things seemed illogical and my inbox was a '.inbox' maildir,
and getmail put it's download into the ~/Mail/Maildir/. If inbox
had been the root maildir, I might have been able to understand
things. How do I get around this?
> To be honest, I've never had to do this though, as the program
> which delivers mail to the maildirs (in your case getmail, which
> I must admit I've never used) will generally create the directory
> structure automatically.
getmail specifically says it does not create maildirs itself -
(might ask Charles if he could do something about it!).
Many thanks for your response.
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