[Alpine-info] The #mailbox challenge
brennan at columbia.edu
Tue Mar 10 11:19:52 PDT 2009
A user here has created some mailboxes that have names starting
with the "#" character. Something to do with sorting. He reported
this problem, and I was able to replicate it. Call it #foo.
If I read a message in inbox and try to save it to an existing
folder named #foo, Alpine (1.00) responds "Folder doesn't exist.
Create?". Answering yes gets "[Folder already exists]".
If #foo does not exist, same question, and if I answer yes, Alpine
will create it and save the message to it, but that's it, I still
can't save any more messages to it.
I have not figured out a trick to get it to recognize that #foo is
an existing folder.
Yes, I know, you tell the doctor it hurts when I do this, and the
doctor says... Seriously, if anyone can figure out how to input
this folder name so that it works, that would be great.
Lead Email Systems Engineer
Columbia University Information Technology
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