[Dovecot] quetion about duplicate messages
c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
Tue Jun 28 11:41:58 EEST 2005
Different POP servers use different ways of generating UIDL values for
messages, which is what the client uses to decide whether it already has
a particular message. In version 1.0-tests/1.0-stable, Dovecot can
emulate many of them (but not Qpopper, which uses a MD5 hash of some of
the message headers). To emulate UW-IMAP set
pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv
in dovecot.conf, rather than the default %v.%u, which is what Cyrus uses
If you're using Dovecot 0.99 or were using Qpopper (we're doing the
latter!) then you'll have to grin and bear it - it'll teach your users
not to abuse the POP protocol by leaving mail on the server - that's
what IMAP's for ;-)
Michiel van Es wrote:
> we recently switched from Imap-Uw to Dovecot as a pop3 server.
> I was wondering why people who have the flag 'Leave messages on server'
> in their email client (Outlook, Outlook Expres) that they receive
> duplicates of their stored mail?
> Is it because Dovecot doesn't know that the messages has already been
> popped by Imap Uw or is the email client which thinks there are new
> messages on the server and if so..how can I avoid this behaviour?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
Christopher Wakelin, c.d.wakelin at reading.ac.uk
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