[Dovecot] POP3 UIDL

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 7 01:47:55 UTC 2007

On 7.2.2007, at 2.43, Tan Shao Yi wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> Well, you're right that %m doesn't work with maildir. The biggest  
>> reason is that as far as I know there is no other POP3 server that  
>> uses MD5 headers for POP3 UIDLs and it's just extra work for  
>> Dovecot. But if it just didn't return anything, that's a bug. I'll  
>> get that fixed..
> Hi Timo,
> On another note, would it be a good idea to allow the use of  
> message-ids as output to UIDL? Some pop3 servers (e.g., Openwave  
> Email-MX) do so and it will facilitate migrations from this platform.
> It keeps those who leave mail on server sane. :P

Well, there's pop3_reuse_xuidl setting which uses X-UIDL header. I  
haven't yet heard of anyone really wanting to use Message-ID  
directly. Also I'm not sure how exactly that would work. Like would  
it just include the parsed Message-ID without any comments and <> an  
such, or something else?

Nowadays I'm trying to resist changes that don't affect more than a  
few people :)

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