Joon Radley joon at
Sat Jun 19 08:53:42 CEST 2004

Hi David,

The "/comment" field is a generic field that can be written to by any client
that wants to add 'n comment to the mailbox.

We must use a specific/registered field else other clients can unknowingly (
and within their rights ) overwrite crucial information for our clients. The
clients may not overwrite a vendor registered tag that do not belong to


Joon Radley
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: kolab-format-bounces at 
> [mailto:kolab-format-bounces at] On Behalf Of David Faure
> Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2004 1:23 AM
> To: kolab-format at
> Subject: Re: ANNOTATEMORE problems
> On Friday 18 June 2004 16:59, David Faure wrote:
> > > I certainly agree with the fact that we can't use 
> "/comment" going 
> > > forward, and that we need to get a Kolab-specific annotation.
> > Yes.
> Actually, Steffen made me rethink this.
> Given that cyrus-imapd doesn't support vendor entries, how 
> about using /comment with a kolab-specific string in it in 
> order to have something that works with the current 
> cyrus-imapd version? We could use the value /comment only if 
> it starts with "kolab.folder-type="  or something.
> Does anyone know what other imap clients use /comment for? If 
> it's mostly unused, or something that users can set freely, 
> then this should be safe enough (if someone removes it 
> manually, he can expect trouble...)
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> David Faure -- faure at, dfaure at
> Qt/KDE/KOffice developer
> Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, Platform-independent software solutions
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