[Dovecot] "important" flag

Rick Jones rick at activeservice.co.uk
Sat May 22 13:05:49 EEST 2004

--On 22 May 2004 05:47 +0300 Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 16:08, Rick Jones wrote:
>> 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.
>> ...
>> 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.
> If the flag is in Dovecot's .customflags file you can hack qmail to
> directly add the flag in the filename. Files in new/ directory shouldn't
> actually contain flags (Dovecot's COPY works wrong here..), but Dovecot
> supports them fine.

I don't quite follow the significance of .customflags here, as the flag in 
question (important) isn't a custom one.

And are you saying that adding a flag to the file in new/ only works 
because Dovecot doesn't actually do the right thing? :) In which case, is 
this likely to be fixed/broken (depending on your viewpoint) in future?


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