[Dovecot] 1.0.rc22 released

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at gmx.de
Wed Feb 14 15:46:00 UTC 2007

Jürgen Herz schrieb:
> Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 19:05 +0100, Jürgen Herz wrote:
>>> Might be I don't understand what transaction you mean. But isn't the
>>> change a violation of RFC 1939 chapter 6? 
>> It doesn't expunge any mails, so no. But RETRed messages are marked with
>> \Seen flag now, previously they weren't. POP3 spec doesn't say anything
>> about seen flags, and I think this way might be better.
> I think that's a hole in the RFC, though "update state" could be
> interpreted more widely than just for expunge. But updating the flags
> seems quite harmless, yes.

Not a hole in RFC from POP's perspective - POP3 simply has no notion of
"Seen" flags, since it follows a fetch-and-remove model.

I wonder if this change does good - on the other hand, given that
Dovecot does not allow querying the "LAST" message which was removed
several POP3 revisions ago, it will probably not harm fetchmail which
will fall back to UIDL if LAST does not work.

Best regards,
Matthias Andree

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