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Re: Expiring/deleting old mail

2004-03-17 07:50:44

On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 ned(_dot_)freed(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:

I'm sorry, but these are simply folder-level attributes crammed in at the
message level because that's the mechanism sieve provides. But calling them
message atributes doesn't change their nature.

I agree on the last one -- but message annotations can also be "this
message expires on date xyz" which is not necessaraly related to when the
next message in the mailbox expires.

Of course they can, but this is just the per-message way of doing it,
rather than the per-folder way.

Though I also agree that the sanest way to do this is just with a
folder-wide attribute in IMAP, and leave sieve out of it.

In other words, there are two fairly different models for how to handle
expirations in a message store, and we need to pick the one that makes the most
sense. Doesn't this sound like something store implementors might want to have
a wee bit of say in?


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