[Dovecot] dbox redesign
tss at iki.fi
Wed May 16 15:42:21 EEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 07:47 -0400, Charles Marcus wrote:
> >> Although one possibility would be treat mailboxes a bit similarly
> >> than keywords. So that when a message is copied to another mailbox,
> >> the message in dbox file is updated to contain information that it
> >> exists in such and such mailboxes. Hmm. Perhaps that would be good
> >> enough, yes.
> > Yes, I think treating mailboxes similary to keywords is ideal. There
> > really is no reason to physically separate mailboxes on disk. All
> > that is needed is this logical separation if it can be done in a
> > reliable way.
> > Or maybe track this in mailbox-specific index files, and also have a
> > corespodning text file that stores a list of messages that are
> > contained in that mailbox... similar to maildir's dovecot-uidlist
> > file. Then if you lose the index you can rebuild the index from the
> > text file.
> This sounds suspiciously like 'virtual folders', that are supported by
> both Evolution and Thunderbird... how do they do it?
They're based on filtering rules. I don't think they support "copying"
messages. So the virtual folders are easily rebuilt by just re-applying
the filters into all the messages.
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