[Imap-protocol] IMAP MOVE extension
witold.krecicki at firma.o2.pl
Fri Jun 11 18:06:47 PDT 2010
On Saturday 12 of June 2010 02:59:28 Mark Crispin wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Jun 2010, Witold Kręcicki wrote:
> >> If you do believe that, then you are wrong. I know of multiple clients,
> >> including at least one with millions of users, that have undelete as
> >> Philip describes.
> > Name at least the one with millions of users.
> Pine/Alpine. There were several tens of thousands of users at UW alone.
> Other institutions of comparable size had similar numbers.
> UW also kept statistics, in part through a phone-home. And yes,
> duplicates were filtered.
You are silently assuming that all of pine/alpine users were using IMAP. I was
using pine, then alpine myself but I have never used IMAP in it, only local
mailboxes. So there is still no 'millions of users' of an IMAP client (using
IMAP service) that is using undelete capability (at least not for 'long
undelete' - undeleting message that has been deleted few seconds ago can be
resolved even with a simple delete delay (altough that would break
atomicity...), and with real store +flags (\Deleted) each access to this
mailbox with eg. Thunderbird would cause those \Deleted messages to be
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