[Dovecot] automatic un-subscribe ?

Per Jessen per at computer.org
Wed Nov 3 20:26:41 EET 2010

Timo Sirainen wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 10:23 +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
>> Is there a way for an unsubscribe from a previously (auto-)subscribed
>> folder?  I'm building an email archiving system, and archived mails
>> are organized by annum.  A user will have e.g. 3 years of archive
>> available.  Currently that would mean this user would be
>> auto-subscribed to private folders named 2007, 2008, 2009 and
>> current. Starting January 2011 though that would change to 2008,
>> 2009, 2010 and current.  Is there a way of auto-unsubscribing 2007 ?
> I don't think there is any good way of doing it. If user subscribes
> manually to it, you probably wouldn't want to unsubscribe then, right?

If the folder is removed, yes I would.  I guess it is
protocol-dependent - I'm thinking it would work along these lines:

user is subscribed or subscribed to (private or public) folder A. 
time goes by, everything is fine. 
folder A is removed or marked as unavailable
at the time of the next access, the user is informed that the folder is
no longer available, and that he has been unsubscribed.

/Per Jessen, Zürich

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