[Dovecot] Bah! Outlook

Jason Wohlford jason at wohlford.org
Fri Apr 18 02:21:43 EEST 2008

P.S. Sorry for the late (and many) replies. I've been sick and are now  
just getting back into the swing of things.


On Apr 14, 2008, at 10:12 PM, Jason Wohlford wrote:
> Hi All,
> I run a little hosting company. I use Dovecot 1.0.10* with IMAP  
> exclusively. Lots of my customers use Outlook or Outlook Express.  
> This poses a problem. These programs don't and have absolutely no  
> workarounds to move messages to a trash folder when deleted. They  
> only mark the message for deletion. Then, users have to purge the  
> message to actually delete it. Outlook has a way to hide deleted  
> messages and also auto-purge them when moving to a different folder.  
> That just doesn't cut it. (Thanks Microsoft! :-p )
> So, I'm thinking Dovecot could pick up where Microsoft left off.
> It seems to me there needs to be two things done. First, a system  
> that automatically copy a message marked for deletion from one  
> folder (e.g. INBOX) to a trash folder (e.g. Trash, Deleted Messages,  
> etc.) Dovecot's lazy_expunge might already do this, but I couldn't  
> quite discern it from the wiki docs. Second, a way to only do this  
> when Outlook or Outlook Express is the one who is deleting a message.
> Possibility? Comments?
> Cheers,
> Jason
> P.S. Thanks for the great software!
> *Yes, I know. I need to upgrade to Dovecot 1.0.13.
> -- 
> Jason Wohlford
> <jason at wohlford.org>
> <http://wohlford.org>

Jason Wohlford
<jason at wohlford.org>

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