[Dovecot] Getting the SMTP envelope through IMAP?

Hadmut Danisch hadmut at danisch.de
Sat Oct 22 01:00:34 EEST 2011

On 21.10.2011 20:02, Dennis Guhl wrote:
> The SMTP envelope does only exist within the involved MTAs and only as
> long as the message is not finally delivered.

The intended use is to create a backup from a mailbox through IMAP,
which is as close as possible to the original mbox file, thus resembling
the FROM lines as well.

The envelope sender address does not drop it's meaning after delivery.
It's required for debugging purposes, writing mail filters, create
blacklist filters from detected spam, etc.


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