Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Dan Harkless
Ken Hornstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: IMO, it's rare because people these days don't think of being able to do it; they're used to GUI mail front-ends that don't allow (?) this kind of thing. Use an IMAP client recently? Well, he made it clear that he hadn't. Lots of us nmh folks

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Shantonu Sen
If there's no way to replace a message on the server with a local version, then if nmh does local caching of IMAP messages, modification of those messages will definitely be an issue. See the APPEND IMAP4rev1 command: append: http://andrew2.andrew.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc1730.html#sec-6.3.10. It

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Ken Hornstein
See the APPEND IMAP4rev1 command: append: http://andrew2.andrew.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc1730.html#sec-6.3.10. Yeah, I had look at this, but it really doesn't work - you can't _replace_ an old message, you can only add a new one to a folder. You can set a system-defined flag called \Answer that

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Ralph Corderoy
Hi, Well, the real crux of the problem is that there are some things that you simply cannot _do_ within the context of IMAP. The big one that comes to mind is annotations (there really isn't a way to modify messages on the server, from my reading of the specification). Ouch, that

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Neil W Rickert
Are we making this too complex? If we really wanted to use IMAP, we wouldn't be using 'nmh'. I can see two possible roles for IMAP for the dedicated 'nmh' user: (1) As a pipe, to download messages into your nmh folders. You would really be using it much as you use POP3. You might

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Dan Harkless
Ralph Corderoy [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Well, the real crux of the problem is that there are some things that you simply cannot _do_ within the context of IMAP. The big one that comes to mind is annotations (there really isn't a way to modify messages on the server, from my reading

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Dan Harkless
Ken Hornstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Well, anno might be implementable via the IMAP "tags" facility, no? Are you thinking about "flags"? Yeah, sorry -- I'm just picking up the terminology from this discussion. I don't think they're rich enough to emulate everything that annotations

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Ken Hornstein
I don't think they're rich enough to emulate everything that annotations give you. Because you can't add multiple ones per message, or because they're of a fixed length, or...? The IMAP specification treats them as a fairly scarce resource. I haven't done a survey, but IMAP servers aren't

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread Scott Blachowicz
(2) When away from your main system, you might want to be able to use IMAP to access your nmh folders from a remote site. _This_ would require a special IMAP server; I'm not sure one like this exists, and would be a lot of work. The IMAP model, for good or bad, is you always keep

Re: [Fwd: Re: Questions about IMAP and sequences]

2000-09-12 Thread John Reinhagen
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], also sprach Ken Hornstein: I don't think they're rich enough to emulate everything that annotations give you. Because you can't add multiple ones per message, or because they're of a fixed length, or...? The IMAP specification treats them as a fairly scarce