I have two IMAP accounts, I'd like to see all my IMAP folders for both.

With only one account I use "%/" in my .folders file and it works well (but I have the (setq elmo-imap4-default-server ... & co. in my .emacs).

With two accounts I cannot make it work. I think the problem is that I'm not able to specify credentials for the two "%/". Is there a solution?

Example ~/.folders:

AccountA {
    %INBOX:username/clear@imap.serverA.com:993!        "Inbox"
AccountB {
    %INBOX:username/clear@imap.serverB.com:993!        "Inbox"
  • Have you already carefully gone through the Emacs wiki Wanderlust examples and tried them out? emacswiki.org/emacs/WlMultipleAccounts – lawlist Nov 10 '16 at 16:21
  • @lawlist yes, I have no problem getting single subfolders, but I cannot find a way to have the "%/" functionality. Am I missing something? – Matteo Gamboz Nov 23 '16 at 11:51
  • AccountA { %:username/clear@imap.serverA.com:993!/ "Inbox" } AccountB { %:username/clear@imap.serverB.com:993!/ "Inbox" } – José L. Doménech Jun 1 '17 at 20:11

In your .wl, specify your primary account; this is the one that will be used for unqualified folder names, such as %INBOX or %Trash:

(setq elmo-imap4-default-server "imap.example.com"
      elmo-imap4-default-user "user"
      elmo-imap4-default-stream-type 'starttls)

In your .folders, specify the two hierarchies that you want to see in your Summary buffer:


You may need to use double quotes around your user name if it contains any special characters, such as @.

Restart Wanderlust, go to the root of the folder hierarchy, and press M-RET twice. You should see all of your folders appear. The first time you enter a folder, you'll be prompted for a password. Once you've entered all your passwords, say M-x elmo-passwd-alist-save.

You'll probably want to customise wl-default-folder, wl-draft-folder, wl-trash-folder. Customising wl-dispose-folder-alist is useful if you want to avoid copying deleted messages between servers. If one of the two servers is slow, you can prevent Wanderlust from checking it for new mail using wl-auto-uncheck-folders-alist.

  • Thank you. Since I have an account such as "user@domain", I had to do user " around the user, such as: %:"user@domain"@imap.serverB.example.org/ – Matteo Gamboz Jun 11 '18 at 12:31

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