[Dovecot] Feature request - Reduced View

Robert Cooper rac at noidea.us
Thu Aug 10 04:18:28 EEST 2006

Bob Gustafson wrote:
> Hi
> I have a Nokia 770 which is a pocket sized Linux Wifi 800x600 tool.
> I can easily search for and connect to WiFi hotspots and then look at 
> email in my home system (running Dovecot/Postfix).
> This tool would work better if Dovecot would show only a subset of the 
> mail messages sitting in my home system (I only delete spam..). 
> Something like a sliding window that would show messages younger than a 
> week old (configurable slider horizon).
> Is this a reasonable feature? Can it be done by just configuring the 
> existing system differently?
> There are probably many users who access their mail with several 
> different systems during a day or week. A handy/cell phone with email, 
> or a pocket pda would have the same storage/access limitations as the 
> Nokia and their users would benefit from the same feature.
> Sincerely,
> Bob Gustafson

That really sounds like an MUA function.  Dovecot is just a IMAP/POP 
server; any filtering or limiting is either done at delivery (via sieve, 
procmail, etc) or by the client after retrieval.

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