[POLL] pop3d/nntpd and IMAP flags

Igor Brezac igor at ipass.net
Tue Oct 25 13:06:12 EDT 2005

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, Ken Murchison wrote:

> The short discussion on pop3d not changing \Seen state got me thinking about 
> the overall interaction of pop3d and nntpd with IMAP flags.
> It would be fairly straightforward to have an option that updated \Seen state 
> whenever a POP3 client issues a RETR command or an NNTP client issues a BODY 
> or ARTICLE command.
> My question is what do people think of the interaction between pop3d/nntpd 
> and the \Deleted flag?  Should these daemons ignore articles that have this 
> flag set?  Should a POP3 DELE command or a NNTP cancel message just set the 
> \Deleted flag instead of expunging the message?

We should be able to handle all of this via imapd.conf option(s).

> Should any setting which enables pop3d/nntpd to use IMAP flags be global or 
> per-mailbox?

Both, with current operation being default.  Per mbox option takes 
precedence.  How are you going to enable per-mbox flags, via annotate?


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