Ken Hornstein wrote:
... Well, good question! I believe the answer to that is "no". You can read the base specification here: https://cr.yp.to/proto/maildir.html The idea is when you are delivering a new message into a Maildir, you first write it to the "tmp" directory, then rename it to the "new" directory. Then something (presumably your IMAP server or MUA) will notice the new file in "new" and then move that file into "cur". Now if we refile a message, do we put those messages in "new"? Maybe? But then they won't be visible to other programs until the true "manager" of that mailbox notices it. If we scan a Maildir folder, should we be in charge of moving stuff from new into cur? Maybe? Maybe not? You tell me!
i routinely drag and drop messages in thunderbird, from and to folders backed by Maildir. Cyrus IMAPd does "something". maybe not what bernstein intended for maildrops, but, it works, and it's interoperable.
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