[Kolab-devel] inbox transport

Steffen Hansen steffen at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Wed Nov 3 13:25:51 CET 2004

On Wednesday 03 November 2004 12:16, Bernhard Reiter wrote:

> > Who has a problem here that we're trying to solve? Outlook or
> > Kontact? Kontact could just as well move the mail to INBOX/Inbox
> > coulnd't it? That could even happen before IMAP sync by issuing a
> > COPY and a DELETE so kontact doesn't have to download all new mail
> > and then upload it again.
> In a setting with a permanently running Kontact in the group, this
> would work, but this is quite dirty as you can imagine.
> But we think of a sales@ group with only OL clients,
> even one permanently running OL getting all the pop3 stuff would
> solve the issue. So I aim to not have a permanently running client.

Why wont that work with only OL clients? Whenever someone checks mail in 
the group account, his OL will move mail from INBOX to Inbox by 
downloading new mail and uploading it via IMAP to Inbox. Right?

Why does that need a permanently running client? As long as noone is 
looking at the account, noone can see where the mail it -- and as soon 
as someone is looking, the mail is moved to the right place. Or?

> > Next thing is that a Sieve script installed by the server wont know
> > the name of the "Inbox" folder -- only the client knows if it's
> > called Inbox or Posteingang or whatever, so only the client can
> > install that script.
> The server should be able the see imap annotation.
> (If we do not have that imap annotation yet, we should start using
> it.) I had hoped that we already mark the standard folder with an
> imap annotation. A faster solution could be to make this folder
> configurable, too. (hmm?)

There is no way I can implement and test an IMAP annotation extension 
for Cyrus Sieve in two days.

Also making the folder configurable doesn't really work for new 
accounts. What happens if the account receives mail before the user 
gets a chance to go to the webinterface and configure things?

Steffen Hansen          |       Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB
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