General-Purpose Mail Package
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The principal object Mailutils operates on is mailbox – a collection of mail messages. The two main characteristics of a mailbox are its type and path. The type defines how the messages are stored within a mailbox. The path specifies the location of the mailbox. The two characteristics are usually combined within a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), which uniquely identifies the mailbox. The syntax for URL is:
The square brackets do not appear in a URL, instead they are used to denote optional parts.
Not all parts are meaningful for all types. Their usage and purpose are described in the sections that follow.
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