reading seen state as cyrus priviledged user

LALOT Dominique dom.lalot at
Tue May 12 10:22:30 EDT 2009


I'm thinking about another way to do that. Running as localhost of
cyrus-imap and as cyrus user, I'm able to open seen skiplist database. Is
there a Perl module to interact with?



2009/5/11 Bron Gondwana <brong at>

> On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 08:44:27PM +0200, LALOT Dominique wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like to run scripts for deleting unread old mails. But using the
> > imap API, I can only read the good seen status if I logged as the user.
> > Checking as cyrus tells me, that nothing has been read.
> >
> > Is there an su option for imap?
> >
> > How can I do that?
> Yeah, that would be nice actually.  I'm pretty sure there's nothing like
> it at the moment.
> There's probably something nasty you can do via SASL, but being able to
> see a particular user's seen state is a different matter entirely.
> I'm thinking something like this:
> A01 FETCH 1:* (USERFLAGS.brong)
> * FLAGS 1 \Seen.brong
> * FLAGS 2 \Recent
> A01 OK FETCH Completed
> might just about do the trick... obviously it would test if you were
> either an admin or that user before allowing it...
> Bron ( also, IMAP language hacks.  Bah.  Along with our DIGEST.SHA1
>       hack we're hardly talking IMAP anymore... )

Dominique LALOT
Ingénieur Systèmes et Réseaux
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