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From: James Bottomley <>
To: Konstantin Ryabitsev <>,
	Eric Wong <>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on search-based imap mailboxes
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 14:37:55 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201003145006.wm5ehgwkhilmst73@chatter.i7.local>

On Sat, 2020-10-03 at 10:50 -0400, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 08:08:30PM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> > A client-side tool is likely required anyways, I'm thinking
> > having saved search functionality in a local tool writing to
> > Maildir/mbox might be the best way forward as w.r.t. scalability
> > and offline access (and reading + saving flags from the
> > Maildir/mbox).

Colour me annoyed by the inability to mark email messages as Seen too.

> > External/detached index I'm working on for global search will
> > also be appropriate for client-side tooling, I think, as it's
> > being designed with non-public-inbox data sources in mind, too.
> Instead of a "client-side" can it just be an intermediary tool that
> can run either on the client, or on any other piece of
> infrastructure? The main reason I'm interested in that is because
> several people I know use very thin clients for their work
> (chromebooks) and I would like to offer them this service as a perk
> of instead of forcing them to set  it up and maintain on
> their own.

Actually, I'd like a "server" side solution to this as well because I
want the message "seen" status to be updated on all my devices when I
read a message on any of them.  Could this be implemented as something
like a pass-through imap server which has a login infrastructure for
storing the flag metadata but sends most other queries to the backend? 
If such a beast existed I'd be happy to run it locally on my cloud
system, and I'm sure Konstantin could run it for all those of use with addresses.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-05 22:37 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-02 14:34 Thoughts on search-based imap mailboxes Konstantin Ryabitsev
2020-10-02 20:08 ` Eric Wong
2020-10-03 14:50   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2020-10-03 19:40     ` Eric Wong
2021-02-05 22:37     ` James Bottomley [this message]
2021-02-06  0:01       ` Eric Wong

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