How does one navigate (select) IMAP folders?

Asked by Paul Michael Reilly on 2010-07-10

Using VM 8.1.90a I do not yet see a clear way to navigate an IMAP folder hierarchy that easily allows a User to visit folders, preferably using some sort of criteria, like a folder with unread messages. Does this ability exist? If so, can you cite an info or code reference?

Ideally, a separate buffer/window/frame would support such folder traversal with an ability to hide or show the folders based on various criteria. I'm guessing this feature exists and that I have just missed it.

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Uday Reddy (reddyuday) said : #1

VM does not (yet?) have a `dired' feature for IMAP folders. On the
other hand, it does provide file name completion. So, if you type

  M-x vm-visit-imap-folder RET IMAP-ACCOUNT-NAME:?

it will display a list of all your folders on this account, and you
can use the standard file name completion to choose the desired

Uday Reddy

Good to know (that a `dired' feature does not YET exist.) I will chime in again after I spend some time producing a prototype. Thanks.

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