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by: Bernard Teo

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Mon 01 Nov 2004

A UW/IMAP Update

Category : Technology/IMAP2004Update.txt

I've built a new 2004 version of the UW/IMAP (POP3 and IMAP) binaries. And I took the opportunity to correct a mistake I made with the mail sub-directory path that led to problems like these (as excerpted from this page on the Squirrel Mail Wiki) :

"(1) Do NOT use the raw uw imapd that is installed by Postfix Enabler. This sets the imapd root directory on your server to ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes, which is a folder that has special meaning for If you ever run (ie Apple's Mail program) on your server it will put it's own stuff in that directory, imapd and will fight about how it should be organized, and your life will be miserable."

With this new version, these problems should go away.

I should plan on releasing a new version of Postfix Enabler (1.1.10) soon (?) but I've got a series of courses that we're set on doing in a couple of weeks, so there's going to be a lot of things to do.

Posted at 4:48PM UTC | permalink

Address Book Plug In Update

Category : Technology/addressBookPlugInUpdate.txt

I've updated my Singapore Map Plug-In for Address Book so that it will try searching by Postal Code first. If it can't find a Postal Code, then it will try Street Name and Number.

You can download it from here.

I realised later, from monitoring the referrers on my webserver log, that Takashi Yoshida had already built something like this, so I am probably reinventing the wheel (except maybe for the one-click installer that I'm fond of building).

But I had fun doing it. And I did learn something more about scripting the Address Book that, I am sure, will come in handy in a future project.

Also, there should be a way to make this a general purpose Map plug-in - like, making it easy for people to set it up so that it'll work for any country/ mapping-site combination. E.g., providing a way for the user to add a new country and then enter the URL pattern of the relevant mapping site. The problem is to work out a smart way of deducing where the postal codes, street names or street numbers are in the URL of any mapping site.

Posted at 12:13PM UTC | permalink

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