pre-define or alter list of IMAP keywords

Jochen Bern Jochen.Bern at
Thu Aug 11 10:42:09 UTC 2022

On 11.08.22 12:22, spi wrote:
>>> What would happen if the list is full and the user needs to change a
>>> keyword?
>> The maximum limit is pretty large, so it's unlikely you end up with 
>> that many keywords.
> Hm, that scares me as after some time users get hit by dozens of
> keywords, most of them not in use anymore. That's what happened to me
> and that's why I started this discussion.
> I understand that the mail client needs to support the definition of
> (user) keywords, but it seems to me that there needs to be some 'garbage
> collection' process on dovecot to clean up keywords.

(My first thought was "how many users may there be who flag incoming 
e-mails with the due date for the request contained in them, rather than 
using a separate calendar or to-do-list application?" ...)

Jochen Bern

Binect GmbH
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