Cyrus WebMail

Ken Murchison murch at
Thu Dec 1 09:40:42 EST 2005

info-cyrus at wrote:
> -- Ken Murchison said the following on 12/1/05 8:20 AM:
>> Have you looked at using the /vendor/cmu/cyrus-imapd/squat annotation 
>> and 'squatter -a'?
> I'm thinking of a way to squat all mailboxes on the server, but cycle 
> through which ones get done that night.

Hmm.  Squatter doesn't support wildcards?

>> 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.
> Ooo. Both sound cool! I bet that would really help....

Only if a client uses it.  ;)

> In terms of "labels," can already do that in IMAP with user-definable 
> flags, something I've always thought was a missing opportunity in most 
> IMAP clients....

Mozilla/Thunderbird use IMAP keywords.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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