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virtual folder containing imap folders

Asked by Fabio Rinaldi on 2014-08-14

Dear development team,

this is my first question on this list so please excuse any incorrect formulation. Also I am not sure that this is the
correct forum for this question, please in this case point me to the right place.

VM was my primary mail reader for a long time, then I left it for a couple of years, and now would like to come back.

I am trying to define a virtual folder which is based on some imap folders. I did a quick search and I found contradictory answers.

I tried to use (in vm-virtual-folder-alist) the full specification of the imap folders, as in "imap-ssl:....", but this gave me no results.
When I visit the virtual folder, vm says that there are no messages.

I then tried to follow the suggestion (4 years old) here:
http://gnu.emacs.vm.info.narkive.com/oCCiTvcg/imap-server-folder-in-vm-virtual-folder-alist

which basically amounts to use the cache files instead of the imap servers. That works, but it is not practical as those cache files could change.

So my question: is it possible that I am overlooking something very obvious, and virtual folders should have no problems with IMAP? Or is support for this feature still lagging behind?

VM version is: 8.1.0

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2014-08-21
Uday Reddy (reddyuday) said : #1

Dear Fabio, Welcome back to VM!

> I am trying to define a virtual folder which is based on some imap
> folders. I did a quick search and I found contradictory answers.
>
> I tried to use (in vm-virtual-folder-alist) the full specification of the
> imap folders, as in "imap-ssl:....", but this gave me no results. When I
> visit the virtual folder, vm says that there are no messages.

This is the right thing to do, but it won't work in VM 8.1.0. Please
download the latest beta version from Launchpad, and it should work there.

Cheers,
Uday

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