[Dovecot] "important" flag

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at merl.com
Fri May 21 17:43:16 EEST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Jones" <rick at activeservice.co.uk>
To: <dovecot at dovecot.org>
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 9:08 AM
Subject: [Dovecot] "important" flag

> I'm wondering what I'd need to do to get the "important" flag set on an
> incoming message according to a pre-specified header.
> I know the problem of this not being a "joined-up" feature in standard
> email, but in practice many MUAs set headers like X-priority etc, and IMAP
> has an "important" flag that is the obvious mapping.
> I'm not really sure where would be the best place to try to put something
> like this. Should it be the delivery agent (qmail in my case), the IMAP
> server (i.e. Dovecot), or the MUA? To me the MUA doesn't make sense, as
> flag should be set before any specific MUA even gets to the message.
> Since the flags are coded into the filenames when using maildir, is it
> possible for qmail to deliver a message with the flag included in the
> filename, and will Dovecot recognise it? If so I might try hacking qmail.
> Or any other ideas - has anyone else tried this?

Probably in procmail, not in dovecot.

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