[Dovecot] Keeping \Seen flag private

Adam McDougall mcdouga9 at egr.msu.edu
Fri Jun 27 21:32:52 EEST 2008

Adam McDougall wrote:
> Imobach González Sosa wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I wanna to set up shared folders for a couple of users and I'd like 
>> that everyone could keep the \Seen flag as private. So if user #1 
>> reads some messages and user #2 not, those messages appear as 
>> "unseen" to #2 and "seen" to #1.
>> I've implemented shared folders using namespaces with every user 
>> having their own "control" and "private" directories. But all the 
>> flags (\Seen included) are "shared".
>> Am I on the right path? Some tip or documentation?
>> Oh, I almost forgot: using dovecot 1.0.13 (from Debian Etch backports).
>> Thank you in advance!
> From Timo, I wanted the same thing so I patch the source each time:
> src/lib-storage/index/maildir/maildir-storage.c
> near line 428,
> change:
>               mbox->ibox.box.private_flags_mask = MAIL_SEEN;
> to:
>               mbox->ibox.box.private_flags_mask = 0;
Actually sorry, I might have gotten that backwards.  You should be able 
to use the ACL plugin to disallow users to update Seen. 

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