Re: [Evolution] Re: FRQ: Pipe incoming mail through AntiVirus tools

On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 23:37, Ian Forde wrote:
Hmm... good idea, but I have a question.  In the case of IMAP, is
modification of stored email supported?

No. The best you can do is download the message, make your changes
locally, and then re-upload it back to the IMAP server (which will
result in the new message have a different UID than the original) and
then deleting the original.

This, what you really want with this whole thread is to use server-side
filtering. It's the most efficient way of doing it.

Besides, isn't this project (and product) about more than duplicating
functionality of other mailers?  Evo has the right (and probably
necessity) to create its own unique solutions and lead, not follow. 
Just because other mailers aren't doing it, doesn't mean that it
shouldn't be considered... Otherwise vFolders wouldn't be a reality, no?

Sure, but solving problems that don't exist is just wasting time (there
aren't any viruses that can affect Evolution like Melissa, ILoveYou,

Along the same lines, solving problems that are already solved is also a
waste of time (if you want a virus scanner for your email, this is best
done on the SERVER not the CLIENT).


Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker - Ximian, Inc.
fejj ximian com  -

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