NAME

Mail::Server::IMAP4::User - manage the folders of one user

INHERITANCE

 Mail::Server::IMAP4::User
   is a Mail::Box::Manage::User
   is a Mail::Box::Manager
   is a Mail::Reporter

SYNOPSIS

 my $mgr = Mail::Server::IMAP4::User->new(...);

DESCRIPTION

This class adds IMAP protocol features to the normal Mail::Box::Manager.

Extends "DESCRIPTION" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

METHODS

Extends "METHODS" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

Constructors

Extends "Constructors" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

Mail::Server::IMAP4::User->new(%options)
 -Option             --Defined in             --Default
  autodetect           Mail::Box::Manager       undef
  collection_type      Mail::Box::Manage::User  Mail::Box::Collection
  default_folder_type  Mail::Box::Manager       'mbox'
  delimiter            Mail::Box::Manage::User  "/"
  folder_id_type       Mail::Box::Manage::User  Mail::Box::Identity
  folder_types         Mail::Box::Manager       <all standard types>
  folderdir            Mail::Box::Manager       [ '.' ]
  folderdirs           Mail::Box::Manager       <synonym for C<folderdir>>
  identity             Mail::Box::Manage::User  <required>
  inbox                Mail::Box::Manage::User  undef
  index_filename                                $folderdir/index
  log                  Mail::Reporter           'WARNINGS'
  topfolder_name       Mail::Box::Manage::User  '='
  trace                Mail::Reporter           'WARNINGS'
autodetect => TYPE|ARRAY-OF-TYPES
collection_type => CLASS
default_folder_type => NAME|CLASS
delimiter => STRING
folder_id_type => CLASS|OBJECT
folder_types => NEW-TYPE | ARRAY-OF-NEW-TYPES
folderdir => DIRECTORY
folderdirs => [DIRECTORIES]
identity => OBJECT
inbox => NAME
index_filename => FILENAME
log => LEVEL
topfolder_name => STRING
trace => LEVEL

Attributes

Extends "Attributes" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->defaultFolderType()

Inherited, see "Attributes" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->folderTypes()

Inherited, see "Attributes" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->folderdir()

Inherited, see "Attributes" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->identity()

Inherited, see "Attributes" in Mail::Box::Manage::User

$obj->inbox( [$name] )

Inherited, see "Attributes" in Mail::Box::Manage::User

$obj->indexFilename()

Returns the filename of the index file.

$obj->registerType($type, $class, %options)

Inherited, see "Attributes" in Mail::Box::Manager

Manage open folders

Extends "Manage open folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->close($folder, %options)

Inherited, see "Manage open folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->closeAllFolders(, %options)

Inherited, see "Manage open folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->isOpenFolder($folder)

Inherited, see "Manage open folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->open( [$foldername], %options )

Inherited, see "Manage open folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->openFolders()

Inherited, see "Manage open folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

Manage existing folders

Extends "Manage existing folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

Manage folders

Extends "Manage folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->create($name, %options)

Creates a new folder with the specified name. Folder info is returned, which will be very simple. In the accidental case that the folder already exists, a warning will be issued, and that folder's data returned.

 -Option       --Defined in             --Default
  create_real    Mail::Box::Manage::User  <true>
  create_supers  Mail::Box::Manage::User  <false>
  deleted        Mail::Box::Manage::User  <false>
  id_options     Mail::Box::Manage::User  []
create_real => BOOLEAN
create_supers => BOOLEAN
deleted => BOOLEAN
id_options => ARRAY
$obj->delete($name, %options)

Remove all signs from the folder on the file-system. Messages still in the folder will be removed. This method returns a true value when the folder has been removed or not found, so "false" means failure.

It is also possible to delete a folder using $folder->delete, which will call this method here. %options, which are used for some other folder types, will be ignored here: the user's index contains the required details.

 -Option   --Defined in        --Default
  recursive  Mail::Box::Manager  <folder's default>
recursive => BOOLEAN

example: how to delete a folder

 print "no xyz (anymore)\n" if $user->delete('xyz');
$obj->folder($name)

Inherited, see "Manage folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User

$obj->folderCollection($name)

Inherited, see "Manage folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User

$obj->folderInfo($name)

Returns a hash with folder information. In normal circumstances, it is cheap to get these details, because they are cached in an index file, maintained by Mail::Box::Netzwert::UserIndex.

DO NOT modify the values you find in the hash, because that data may or may not be lost (see Mail::Box::Netzwert::UserIndex subroutine change).

DO NOT trust on the existence of any field in the info: fields may get renamed, removed, or added over time. Not all folder indexes will be generated by the same software release.

example: how to get global info about a folder

 my $info = $user->folderInfo($name); # get info
$obj->rename($oldname, $newname, %options)

Inherited, see "Manage folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User

$obj->topfolder()

Inherited, see "Manage folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User

Move messages to folders

Extends "Move messages to folders" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->appendMessage( [$folder|$foldername], $messages, %options )

Inherited, see "Move messages to folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->copyMessage( [$folder|$foldername], $messages, %options )

Inherited, see "Move messages to folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->moveMessage( [$folder|$foldername], $messages, %options )

Inherited, see "Move messages to folders" in Mail::Box::Manager

Manage message threads

Extends "Manage message threads" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->threads( [$folders], %options )

Inherited, see "Manage message threads" in Mail::Box::Manager

Internals

Extends "Internals" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->decodeFolderURL($url)

Inherited, see "Internals" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->toBeThreaded($folder, $messages)

Inherited, see "Internals" in Mail::Box::Manager

$obj->toBeUnthreaded($folder, $messages)

Inherited, see "Internals" in Mail::Box::Manager

Error handling

Extends "Error handling" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->AUTOLOAD()

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->addReport($object)

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->defaultTrace( [$level]|[$loglevel, $tracelevel]|[$level, $callback] )
Mail::Server::IMAP4::User->defaultTrace( [$level]|[$loglevel, $tracelevel]|[$level, $callback] )

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->errors()

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->log( [$level, [$strings]] )
Mail::Server::IMAP4::User->log( [$level, [$strings]] )

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->logPriority($level)
Mail::Server::IMAP4::User->logPriority($level)

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->logSettings()

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->notImplemented()

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->report( [$level] )

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->reportAll( [$level] )

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->trace( [$level] )

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

$obj->warnings()

Inherited, see "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

Cleanup

Extends "Cleanup" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

$obj->DESTROY()

Inherited, see "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter

DETAILS

Extends "DETAILS" in Mail::Box::Manage::User.

DIAGNOSTICS

Error: Cannot create folder directory $dir: $!
Error: Cannot rename $name to $new: higher levels missing

Unless you set create(create_supers), all higher level folders must exist before this new one can be created.

Error: Cannot write name for folder in $file: $!
Error: Failed writing folder name to $file: $!
Warning: Folder $name already exists, creation skipped
Error: Folder $name is already open.

You cannot ask the manager for a folder which is already open. In some older releases (before MailBox 2.049), this was permitted, but then behaviour changed, because many nasty side-effects are to be expected. For instance, an Mail::Box::update() on one folder handle would influence the second, probably unexpectedly.

Error: Folder $name is not a Mail::Box; cannot add a message.

The folder where the message should be appended to is an object which is not a folder type which extends Mail::Box. Probably, it is not a folder at all.

Warning: Folder does not exist, failed opening $type folder $name.

The folder does not exist and creating is not permitted (see open(create)) or did not succeed. When you do not have sufficient access rights to the folder (for instance wrong password for POP3), this warning will be produced as well.

The manager tried to open a folder of the specified type. It may help to explicitly state the type of your folder with the type option. There will probably be another warning or error message which is related to this report and provides more details about its cause. You may also have a look at new(autodetect) and new(folder_types).

Warning: Folder type $type is unknown, using autodetect.

The specified folder type (see open(type), possibly derived from the folder name when specified as url) is not known to the manager. This may mean that you forgot to require the Mail::Box extension which implements this folder type, but probably it is a typo. Usually, the manager is able to figure-out which type to use by itself.

Error: Illegal folder URL '$url'.

The folder name was specified as URL, but not according to the syntax. See decodeFolderURL() for an description of the syntax.

Error: No foldername specified to open.

open() needs a folder name as first argument (before the list of options), or with the folder option within the list. If no name was found, the MAIL environment variable is checked. When even that does not result in a usable folder, then this error is produced. The error may be caused by an accidental odd-length option list.

Error: Package $package does not implement $method.

Fatal error: the specific package (or one of its superclasses) does not implement this method where it should. This message means that some other related classes do implement this method however the class at hand does not. Probably you should investigate this and probably inform the author of the package.

Error: Unable to remove folder $dir
Error: Use appendMessage() to add messages which are not in a folder.

You do not need to copy this message into the folder, because you do not share the message between folders.

Warning: Use moveMessage() or copyMessage() to move between open folders.

The message is already part of a folder, and now it should be appended to a different folder. You need to decide between copy or move, which both will clone the message (not the body, because they are immutable).

Warning: Will never create a folder $name without having write access.

You have set open(create), but only want to read the folder. Create is only useful for folders which have write or append access modes (see Mail::Box::new(access)).

SEE ALSO

This module is part of Mail-Box-IMAP4 distribution version 3.007, built on June 13, 2019. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/CPAN/

LICENSE

Copyrights 2001-2019 by [Mark Overmeer]. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://dev.perl.org/licenses/