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gMail IMAP Weirdness February 5, 2008

Posted by fvter in Bugs, Security, Technology.

gMail WeirdnessThe other day after logging onto one of my gMail accounts via the IMAPS protocol, I noticed something strange in the folder hierarchy. A bin directory has appeared in the [Google Mail] folder hierarchy. Why is this significant? Well it highlights the fact that the IMAP solution they are using is in most likelihood a unix based platform. And it potentially also highlights a configuration error.

If it is a configuration error, the worry will be that a potential hole exists in the security and the system could eventually be hacked…



1. Jamie - February 7, 2008

It’s not an error, it’s “Bin” as in “Trash Bin”.

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