[Dovecot] enabling IMAP SORT and THREAD extensions
cb at lim.nl
Sun Feb 21 16:51:42 EET 2010
On 02/21/2010 01:32 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> They're always enabled, there's nothing you can do about them. Of
> course, you need some IMAP client (webmail) that actually uses these
The reason I asked is that in the Squirrelmail docs:
To find out if the IMAP server supports server-side sorting and
threading, telnet to it and ask:
$ telnet imapserver.example.com imap
* CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 UIDPLUS CHILDREN NAMESPACE THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT THREAD=REFERENCES SORT QUOTA IDLE AUTH=PLAIN STARTTLS
1 OK CAPABILITY completed
The SORT and THREAD capabilities indicates that this server supports
these extensions. Next step is to configure SquirrelMail to use them.
If telnet into Dovecot on my server, it doesn't explicitly indicate SORT
and THREAD capabilities:
$ telnet localhost imap
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4rev1 LITERAL+ SASL-IR LOGIN-REFERRALS ID ENABLE
STARTTLS AUTH=PLAIN] Dovecot ready.
Hence my confusion.
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