[Dovecot] OT: best linux imap client for dovecot
bhayden at umn.edu
Wed Feb 24 22:32:21 EET 2010
On Feb 24, 2010, at 2:13 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 24.2.2010, at 22.08, WJCarpenter wrote:
>>> 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
> I don't think it's abuse, but the I don't like the clients' UI for
> them. http://imapwiki.org/ClientImplementation/MailboxList#Subscriptions
> and the next chapter explains how I'd like them to work.
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