[Dovecot] "important" flag

Rick Jones rick at activeservice.co.uk
Sat May 22 18:45:34 EEST 2004

--On 22 May 2004 17:07 +0300 Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> On 22.5.2004, at 13:05, Rick Jones wrote:
>> 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.

OK, I think maybe I've got some terminology confused. My IMAP client 
(Mulberry) offers "important" as one of the standard flags, as well as 
supporting custom ones. I guess the official IMAP definition of this is 
simply "flagged". In any event, that's the one I want to use.

> I don't think I'm going to change the Dovecot's behaviour of accepting
> flags in new/ dir

Sounds good :)

> but I was going to change COPY command to move files
> directly into cur/ to avoid problems with other maildir clients.

I see, so that applies only when the client invokes a COPY between folders?

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

Seems to make sense - think I need to learn more about Sieve :-/


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