[POLL] pop3d/nntpd and IMAP flags

Ken Murchison murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Oct 25 13:22:16 EDT 2005

Igor Brezac wrote:
> 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?

Yes, it would be a mailbox annotation.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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