Mail::Box::Identity - represents an unopened folder
Mail::Box::Identity is a User::Identity::Item Mail::Box::Identity is a Mail::Reporter
use User::Identity; use Mail::Box::Identity; my $me = User::Identity->new(...); my $mailbox = Mail::Box::Identity->new(...); $me->add(folders => $mailbox); # Simpler use User::Identity; my $me = User::Identity->new(...); my $addr = $me->add(folders => ...);
Mail::Box::Identity object contains the description of a single mailbox. The mailboxes are collected by an Mail::Box::Collection object. This corresponds with IMAP's
\NoSelect, for instance.
Nearly all methods can return undef.
-Option --Defined in --Default deleted <false> description User::Identity::Item undef folder_type from parent inferiors 1 location undef log Mail::Reporter 'WARNINGS' manager <from parent> marked undef name User::Identity::Item <required> only_subs <foldertype and name dependent> parent User::Identity::Item undef subf_type <same as parent> trace Mail::Reporter 'WARNINGS'
The folder is flagged for deletion. This not have any implications yet, because it may still get undeleted.
Can this folder have children? If not, this is cleared.
The location of this folder. Often, only the manager can figure-out where this folder really is.
Whether the folder is flagged for some reason, for instance because new messages have arrived.
Some folder types can have messages in their toplevel folder, other cannot. That determines the default. See Mail::Box::topFolderWithMessages()
The type for a subfolder collection, must extend CLASS Mail::Box::Collection.
Returns the type of this folder.
Returns the name of the folder, from the toplevel until this one, with the DELIMETER string between each level. DELIMETER default to a forward slash (a
subfolders. When this flag is set, it is permitted to create subfolders.
Returns the directory or filename of the folder. If this is not pre-defined, it is computed based on the knowledge about the folder type. Be sure to set the location of the toplevel folder to the folderdir of the user to get this to work.
Returns the manager (usually a Mail::Box::Manage::User which owns the folders. May be undefined, by default from parent.
When something special has happened with the folder, this flag can be set (or cleared). The
undef status is an "unknown". In the IMAP4 protocol,
0 will result in a
1 results in a
undef in nothing.
Than this folder be opened (without trying) or not? The default depends on the folder type, and whether this is the toplevel folder or not. See Mail::Box::topFolderWithMessages()
Run up the tree to find the highest level folder.
Add a new folder into the administration. With DATA, a new object will be instantiated first. The identity is returned on success.
Returns the subfolder's object with NAME or
undef if it does not exist. When multiple NAMEs are added, those super folders are traverst first. Without any NAME, the current object is returned
example: get some folder
my $a = $user->folders->folder('b', 'a'); my $name = "a:b:c"; my $delim = ":"; my $f = $user->folders->folder(split $delim, $name);
For each of the subfolders found below this point call CODE. This current folder is called first. Be warned that you may find identities with the Mail::Box::Identity subroutine deleted flag on.
Remove the folder (plus subfolders) with the NAME. Without NAME, this
Mail::Box::Identity itself is removed.
The removed structure is returned, which is
undef if not found. This is only an administrative remove, you still need a Mail::Box::Manager::delete().
Move the folder to a different super-FOLDER, under a NEW SUBfolder NAME.
example: renaming a folder
my $top = $user->topfolder; my $new = $top->folder('xyz') or die; my $f = $top->folder('abc', 'def')->rename($new, '123'); print $f->name; # 123 print $f->fullname; # =/xyz/123
Convenience method: returns the names of the collected subfolders.
Returns the subfolders or
undef if there are none. This information is lazy evaluated and cached. In LIST context, the folder objects are returned (Mail::Box::Identity objects), in SCALAR context the collection, the Mail::Box::Collection.
The first argument is an object, but not of a class which extends User::Identity::Collection.
Either the specified $type does not exist, or that module named $class returns compilation errors. If the type as specified in the warning is not the name of a package, you specified a nickname which was not defined. Maybe you forgot the 'require' the package which defines the nickname.
The $class did compile, but it was not possible to create an object of that class using the options you specified.
If you add a collection, it must either by a collection object or a list of options which can be used to create a collection object. In the latter case, the type of collection must be specified.
The inferiors() flag prohibits the creation of subfolders to this folder.
The collection with $name does not exist and can not be created.
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.
The Mail::Box::Identity folder administration structure requires a top directory. That top is registered somewhere (for instance by a Mail::Box::Manage::User). If you need to remove the top, you have to look for a method of that object.
This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.102, built on January 04, 2012. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/mailbox/
Copyrights 2001-2012 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://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html