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Re: [bug-mailutils] Re: Request for comments on our TODO.

From: Sam Roberts
Subject: Re: [bug-mailutils] Re: Request for comments on our TODO.
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 14:05:26 -0500
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Quoteing address@hidden, on Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 08:17:50PM +0200:
> > > ** does IMAP do an EXAMINE instead of a select if the mailbox is being
> [...]
> > My understanding was that select and examine are identical, but examine
> > is readonly, I guess I was mistaken.
> The main difference is that EXAMINE does not leave the examined mailbox open.
> It just reports the statistics and closes it right then. So, for
> example, any attempts to FETCH something will fail.

Are you sure thats correct?

  6.3.2.  EXAMINE Command

   The EXAMINE command is identical to SELECT and returns the same
   output; however, the selected mailbox is identified as read-only.
   No changes to the permanent state of the mailbox, including
   per-user state, are permitted.

There's probably more to the picture than this, but this is why I had
the impression EXAMINE was for read-only mailboxes.

> > If you have a really simple workstation with a basic mail system, you
> > may want mail.local to deliver all email addressed to "root" and
> > "postmaster", etc., to a particular user, like yourself. 
> I see, that's something similar to aliases.

Exactly! Maybe when mailbox_open_default() an aliases db could be consulted?


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