[Dovecot] Saving Sent Messages to Sent Folder

Steffen Kaiser skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-brs.de
Thu Mar 4 17:09:10 EET 2010

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On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Charles Marcus wrote:

> Interesting, and yes, apparently this would suffice as a workaround for
> individual users, but imo the less configuring that needs to be done *in
> the client* the better - most importantly, there is less chance of
> problems from a user configuration error. I'd prefer to just uncheck the
> 'Save a copy' option, and let the save to sent happen totally on the
> server side.

Configure postfix to add the BCC to all messages in the MSA or all 
authentificated or however you can identify your users apart others.

>> 2) you know that, if to send the message failed, the message is not
>> sent, in opposite to differ from "upload to Sent via IMAP failed" in the
>> second stage.
> Sorry, I don't understand what you mean here (language problem most
> likely)...

Traditionally the MUA first transmits the message first via SMTP to a MTA 
or MSA, then via IMAP into the Sent folder.

If the first step succeeds, but the second does not, my users are worried 
that the message has not been sent and try again. The error message, 
however, states correctly that the message was sent successfully, but 
could not been uploaded into the sent folder.

>> One disadvantage:
>> 1) If the message is accepted, but for what reason ever is discarded by
>> the MTA, the data is lost.
> Why would it be accepted then discarded? Anyway, in such a case the data
> is lost regardless, right?

Because, traditionally, the message is transmitted via IMAP, too, it is in 
the Sent folder. Well, a MSA should not discard a message in the first 
place :-)


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Steffen Kaiser
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