pre-define or alter list of IMAP keywords

spi spi at
Thu Aug 11 10:58:48 UTC 2022

Am 11.08.22 um 12:42 schrieb Jochen Bern:
> 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?" ...)
> Regards
> --
> Jochen Bern
> Systemingenieur
> Binect GmbH
It has nothing to do with due dates. Currently the users use 4 user
keywords and the RFC defined ones (like seen or flagged). Although this
list is pretty short recently I got a list of around 30 keywords
presented - just because dovecot collected them over time and reported
them back to the mail client.

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