[Vmail-discuss] Webmail for vmail-sql

Marcin Sochacki wanted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 11:37:33 +0200

On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 10:07:05AM +0100, Paul Warren wrote:
> In the long term we plan to put POP3 support in, but the problem with
> POP3 is the lack of multiple folder support.  Do you know how the
> POP3 webmail programs that offer subfolders work?

Generally, there are two approaches:
1) use some physical filespace for each user (created on demand), eg.
   The directory must be writable by the webserver user, which might be
   insecure (unless you use some SuExec stuff).
2) keep all data in SQL database, folders usually as BLOB-s;
   one could use vmail-sql database and tables for this approach.