[Dovecot] Thinking Outside the Box - Extending IMAP - EXECUTE

Marc Perkel marc at perkel.com
Sat May 19 19:09:39 EEST 2007

Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-05-19 at 07:06 -0700, Marc Perkel wrote:
>> I believe this feature is the next big revolution in expanding email 
>> functionality and I'm willing to put some bucks behind making it happen. 
>> I'm not a rich guy but with my $500 maybe I can get someone interested. 
>> Maybe other will be willing to kick in a few dollars or euros to make it 
>> happen.
>> Thoughts?
> My thoughts:
>  - It should be pretty easy add new commands with plugins.
>  - Unless the commands are at least becoming an accepted standard (or
> possibly otherwise widely used), I won't include them in the main
> Dovecot tarball. But they can be listed in the Wiki of course.
>  - I'm not really interested in implementing it. I'd rather get all the
> other things done that I already have in my TODO list. Also it looks
> like I'm going to get paid for many of them (I'll probably write
> something about this later when everything is clear).

That's acceptable not being a documented feature. Probably better. This 
is somewhat just totally experimental with the idea that if it gets 
exciting then the idea will become a standard and probably anything 
developed for it could be changed to meet the standard.

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