a default inbox annotation
martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Wed Oct 6 11:26:56 CEST 2004
Am Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2004 11:09 schrieb David Faure:
> And how would the messages move from the IMAP INBOX to the Kolab Inbox?
> With some client-side code??
Yes, this has to be done by the client. So it requires some coding.
I am aware of the fact that this means extra I/O load in the general case.
> Do we really have to recreate Outlook's abominations in Kontact? :/
Well, it is not only about Outlook but also about Kontact. Look at my office I
have full IMAP access to my Kolab server but from some remote locations I can
do pop3 but not IMAP.
So currently I end up with mail duplication using only Kontact.
(The IMAP kioslaves shows the messages in the IMAP INBOX. I tend to leave
messages in the inbox which need my attention later. When leaving the office
and using pop3 I again get the messages downloaded to my Kmail Inbox which is
_different_ from my Kolab INBOX. Such mail duplication is not nice)
> > No, it would mean hiding the IMAP INBOX and only show the Kolab Inbox.
> > Actually the current behavior is really confusing for many people as
> > folder cannot be next to the IMAP INBOX but must be children of the IMAP
> > INBOX.
> Wrong - you can use Prefix=/INBOX/ for this.
What do you mean? What shall Joe User do?
> The Kolab Inbox *is* a real IMAP folder, right?
> Why wouldn't it be created
> by the server then?
Because people in different cultures might choose other names. Actually I
prefer explicit semantics (using an annotation) to implicit semantics
(everyone is supposed to know that Kolab_Inbox is the name of the special
Kolab folder meant to be used as the default Inbox.
> And how can it appear next to the other toplevel
> folders when not using an IMAP prefix, if cyrus doesn't support that??
> Some client-side hack??
When you hide the real INBOX you end up with the desired behaviour.
>The kdepim people have a hard time accepting "crap solutions that make
> things easier for Outlook". Kontact is not an Outlook clone, it's a
> general-purpose email clients and organizer (and etc.), implementing
i already regret to have used Outlook as one of the examples to benefit from
the change. I admit that it was not wise to to do.
Actually I hope that I could show with the above example that the issue is not
OL specific but a generic problem. (E.g. when using imap and pop3 on the same
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