[Dovecot] Binc IMAP "IMAPdir" style layout
dovecot.org at darkart.com
Tue Jul 12 19:46:10 EEST 2005
On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 04:34:20PM +0300, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-07-08 at 13:29 -0700, Eric Hall wrote:
> > One problem I've had with using dovecot (and it looks like other
> > imap servers do this as well) and a CLI Maildir client (mutt) is that
> > whenever
> > I access the Maildirs via IMAP, all new messages get moved to cur/.
> > Mutt (w/ my config) marks unread messages in cur/ as O (old) rather
> > than N (new). Messages in new/ are marked N, and (the kicker) only
> > mailboxes with messages in new/ are marked as having new messages.
> > I'd really like to have messages that are accessed via dovecot (IMAP)
> > stay in new/, is there a reason that they get moved to cur/ ? I've
> > dug around some (both in dovecot and general maildir googling),
> > haven't found an answer.
> This is because the messages in new/ directory are treated as IMAP's
> "recent" messages, ie. messages that have noticed but not read yet. It
> would be possible to move the messages later, but it'd break IMAP
> protocol then, so I'm not going to implement it.
Do you mean read by the imap process, or read by the user?
No problem if its what the protocol says to do.
> Although I've seen same feature request for POP3, so I could implement
> it for Dovecot's mail accessing functions, so it could be supported for
> IMAP with changing only one line in code..
> Anyway, why not just make mutt use IMAP and you shouldn't have this
Partially because I don't need all of my mail accessible via
IMAP, and partially because it seems silly to have mutt talk to an IMAP
process when mutt can access the filesystem directly (its running on the
host that the mail is on).
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