murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Dec 1 09:20:09 EST 2005
info-cyrus at utdallas.edu wrote:
> -- Ken Murchison said the following on 12/1/05 7:31 AM:
>> FWIW, I brought this up at our last dept meeting and it wasn't shot
>> down as a ridiculous idea. CMU is looking to improve its webmail
>> facility on campus (currently SquirrelMail), and a new Cyrus httpd
>> service is one possibility.
> Ya know, what I find most interesting about a service like gmail is the
> fast searching. Cyrus has got squatter, but as I indicated before,
> really need something to control what mailboxes I squat at night because
> simply cannot squat the entire server every night.
Have you looked at using the /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/squat annotation
and 'squatter -a'?
> The other thing that gmail and Zimbra offer, seems to me, is seamless
> searching across folders. Not sure how/if Cyrus could deal with that
> since seems to me to be largely a client issue.
There has been (still is?) discussion of an MSEARCH command which does
searching across folders. The undocumented SCAN command which is used
by Pine and UW IMAP is a LIST variant which will search or a string and
return the mailboxes (NOT messages) in which the string occurs. This
can help a client narrow its focus for the necessary SEARCHes. I have a
working patch to add SCAN to Cyrus which I may get back to.
Carnegie Mellon University
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