[Dovecot] Re: Small change to make dovecot pop3uw-imapmigrationfriendly

Oleg I. Vdovikin oleg at cs.msu.su
Fri May 28 16:30:58 EEST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Candler" <B.Candler at pobox.com>
To: "Oleg I. Vdovikin" <oleg at cs.msu.su>
Cc: <dovecot at dovecot.org>
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Dovecot] Re: Small change to make dovecot

> Maybe some POP3 servers derive their UIDL from the IMAP UID, but not all
> (courier-imap for one; also any standalone POP3 server which does not have
> an IMAP component)
    Yes, that's the case. And luckily dovecot and uw-imap use the same
approach. ;-) And RedHat guys pushing dovecot instead of uw-imap in Fedora
Core 2. Many users will "migrate" this way.

> > This does not requires any changes
> > for old messages and for the new ones. I'm just want sit fixed at
> > format forever and do not want to switch to %u.%u used by dovecot...
> The other point is that if you have a global default like this, and one
> you decide to change from one format to the other, then all POP3 clients
> will suddenly believe that all the stored mail is new and will download it
> again.
    Yes, but I need at least transparent migration from uw-imap to dovecot.

> Regards,
> Brian.


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