[Dovecot] Non-standard fields?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Jan 4 02:01:33 EET 2013

On 30.12.2012, at 23.32, Attila Nagy <bra at fsn.hu> wrote:

> Hi,
> Non-standard fields are mentioned here: http://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/Maildir and they are stated as currently not used.
> Questions:
> - am I right that if they will be used, they will be key=value pairs, like fields in the base filename? Like:
>    1035478339.27041_118.foo.org,S=1000,W=1030:2,S,X=12,A=something
> - or are they supposed to be flags, like: 1035478339.27041_118.foo.org,S=1000,W=1030:2,S,ABCD

I think both would work.

> - are there any plans to utilize these?

No. Other Maildir tools would probably break if they were used. Dovecot's extra maildir metadata is placed to dovecot-uidlist file.

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