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Re: [Nmh-workers] urls from mhpath, and message store abstraction layers

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] urls from mhpath, and message store abstraction layers.
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:17:50 -0500

paul wrote:
 > On 2/6/2012 3:58 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
 > > IMAP messages are immutable. You cannot change them after the fact.
 > >
 > > This us one of the many tricky issues with supporting an IMAP message 
 > > store. 
 > E.g., it will be difficult to make anno behave correctly in all cases.
 > if the underlying message store is immutable, i expect anno to do one of
 > two things:
 > 1. maintain state locally -- this means other IMAP users on the same or
 > other hosts will not see anno's changes.
 > 2. fail.
 > overall i prefer #2.

right.  this should be pretty similar to accessing a mail archive
mounted read-only.

(i use mhpath to edit and modify messages -- admittedly usually "to
do" lists i've sent to myself.  i wouldn't expect that to work from
from imap.)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 39.2 degrees)

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