[Dovecot] "important" flag

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat May 22 17:07:42 EEST 2004

On 22.5.2004, at 13:05, Rick Jones wrote:

>> 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.

What were you going to use then? Neither IMAP nor Maildir defines an 
"important" flag unless you use some existing one for it (flagged?). So 
I was thinking you'd add eg. "1 important" to .customflags and then use 
'a' flag in maildir filename.

> 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?

I don't think I'm going to change the Dovecot's behaviour of accepting 
flags in new/ dir, but I was going to change COPY command to move files 
directly into cur/ to avoid problems with other maildir clients.

I think with Sieve LDA it would work also by storing the mail directly 
into cur/ directory.
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