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Revision 128182 of Folders

  • Revision slug: Folders
  • Revision title: Folders
  • Revision id: 128182
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  • Creator: jenzed
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  • Comment Reverted to earlier version; 1 words added, 1 words removed
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The folder classes all implement the nsIMsgFolder interface. There are currently three folder classes - nsLocalMailFolder, nsImapMailFolder, and nsNewsFolder. They all inherit from nsMsgDBFolder, which implements a lot of the core functionality. Rss feeds are implemented by nsLocalMailFolder.

Each line in the folder pane corresponds to a folder object.


Folders have a number of interesting attributes:

  • parent
  • subfolder
  • server
  • uri
  • flags

and methods

  • getDatabase ( how to get a database of the messages in the folder.)
  • updateFolder (gets new messages for that folder, if applicable, e.g., pop3 inboxes, imap folders, news folders, rss folders)

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<p>The folder classes all implement the <a class="external" href="http://mxr.mozilla.org/mailnews/source/mailnews/base/public/nsIMsgFolder.idl#75">nsIMsgFolder</a> interface. There are currently three folder classes - nsLocalMailFolder, nsImapMailFolder, and nsNewsFolder. They all inherit from nsMsgDBFolder, which implements a lot of the core functionality. Rss feeds are implemented by nsLocalMailFolder.
</p><p>Each line in the folder pane corresponds to a folder object.
</p><p><br>
Folders have a number of interesting attributes:
</p>
<ul><li>parent
</li><li>subfolder
</li><li>server
</li><li>uri
</li><li><a href="en/Flags">flags</a>
</li></ul>
<p>and methods
</p>
<ul><li>getDatabase ( how to get a <a class="external" href="http://mxr.mozilla.org/mailnews/source/mailnews/db/msgdb/public/nsIMsgDatabase.idl#122">database</a> of the messages in the folder.)
</li><li>updateFolder (gets new messages for that folder, if applicable, e.g., pop3 inboxes, imap folders, news folders, rss folders)
</li></ul>
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