[Dovecot] OT: best linux imap client for dovecot
bill-dovecot at carpenter.org
Wed Feb 24 22:08:17 EET 2010
>> * I have 100's of sent-mail mailboxes I don't want to be subscribed
>> to, because it is doubtful I will ever use them. These mailboxes are
>> unsubscribed because I don't want to see them in any mailbox listings
>> by default.
> This use of subscriptions is a terrible abuse of IMAP. Like most
> terrible abuses, it's a-ok to choose for yourself if you're an
> advanced user, but anyone who has done support for a broad user base
> knows that a client should *NEVER* act like this as the default.
> Subscriptions are brittle and non-portable and hiding mailboxes based
> on them leads only to floods of "Where is all my mail you screwed up
> my life!!!!" interactions.
I'm genuinely confused by this come-back. Could you elaborate?
Why is having subscriptions (and, specifically, some folders to which
you are not subscribed) a terrible abuse of IMAP? What is non-portable
about subscriptions? The IMAP protocol supports them directly.
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