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Re: subject: and method: / Re: Working Group Last Call on draft-ietf-sieve-notify-05.txt

2007-01-03 10:41:45

On Wed, Jan 3, 2007, Nigel Swinson 
<Nigel(_dot_)Swinson(_at_)rockliffe(_dot_)com> said:

What is the utility of using notify with email?  Why not just use redirect

In many cases, the email and the email store will be secure, but the
notification mechanism will not.

The use case I've thought of is a doctor's email, which will be be secured
and is restricted by patient privacy laws, but the doctor's pager is an
open broadcast. The notification to "Read your hospital email now!"
contains no private information. A copy of the original message (or even
its Received headers, hence the thorny issues with catching message loops)
is private.

Incidentally, "Read your hospital email now!" strikes me as the _subject_.
The message might be blank on a pager, or it might include some details if
it were an email. In a non-privacy-centric situation, perhaps a lot of