Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] mail server administration
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:45:56
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] mail server administration by Stroller
1 On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 6:59 AM, Stroller
2 <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk> wrote:
3 >
4 > I believe Gmail creates its own special mailboxes for things like "labels" and archived messages, which I dislike.
6 Ironically enough the fact that no FOSS solution allows you to do
7 things the way Google does them is the main thing that keeps me on
8 Gmail. I want a single flat database of messages that are tagged with
9 one or more labels, of which the inbox is just one of them. Heck, we
10 already assign every message a primary key in the form of a message
11 ID.
13 However, there is no real open and standard solution to making this
14 work, so I'm stuck with a proprietary solution. Sure, a few mail
15 CLIENTs implement some of these features, but they're not integrated
16 into IMAP or compatible across clients, and so on. I don't want a
17 bunch of tags on my x11 client on one particular box that are
18 invisible when looking at mail from an android client on a different
19 device, let alone using a web-based client.
21 I want the labels/tags/whatever baked into my mail storage and visible
22 across all my clients. Back up the mail store once and all the state
23 I care about is backed up. That's what you get if you want
24 traditional folders and use an IMAP server.
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27 Rich