Re: [RFC PATCH 00/14] modular mail stores based on URIs

Subject:Re: [RFC PATCH 00/14] modular mail stores based on URIs

Date:Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:41:40 -0400

To:David Bremner ,Ethan ,Mark Walters

Cc:notmuch@notmuchmail.org

From:Robert Horn


David Bremner <david@tethera.net> writes:

> Ethan <ethan.glasser.camp@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>> Yeah, I don't even know how an mbox message gets flagged read and I don't
>> know how I would support it.
>>
>
> I think read only access to mboxes is fine. Yes, somebody will be
> unhappy, but the only convincing argument I have heard for mboxes or
> similar formats is archival use.
>

That would also deal with the potential that edits shuffle the mbox
structure, breaking all references except those that use the message-ID
as a search string.  Alternatively, the URI form will need to use
message-ID to avoid breakage when an mbox change includes garbage
collection or relocation of email messages within the mbox file.

R Horn
rjhorn@alum.mit.edu

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