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From: MacShane, Tracy (Tracy.MacshaneAirservicesAustralia.com)
Date: Tue Jan 15 2008 - 22:37:51 CST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-postfix-userspostfix.org
> [mailto:owner-postfix-userspostfix.org] On Behalf Of Mihira Fernando
> Sent: Wednesday, 16 January 2008 10:27 PM
> To: postfix-userspostfix.org
> Subject: Re: [OT] Saving outgoing email Gmail style
> On Wed January 16 2008, Martin Barry wrote:
> > $quoted_author = "Mihira Fernando" ;
> > > With Gmail, when you send email using their smtp server,
> a copy of
> > > the mail gets saved in the 'Sent' folder in the Gmail web
> > Gmail is doing this as an MUA, not an MTA.
> Maybe I wasn't clear enough.
> Gmail offers POP3 & SMTP for their accounts so that you don't
> have to use their web interface but can use your own mail
> client (Thunderbird) on your PC.
> In this setup, if you send a mail from your mail client using
> their smtp service, a copy of the mail you sent gets saved in
> their system so that if you access the gmail web interface,
> you can see the mail you sent from your mail client
> available in the 'sent folder' of the web interface.
> This is what I want to achieve.
> Using an IMAP server and a web interface (say squirrelmail)
> does the same thing as long as you use the web interface to
> send the mail. Not your own MUA. This is not what I'm looking for.
Yes, but they have the mail directory tree set up for their web
interface. All you're doing is configuring your MUA to point that that
existing directory structure. If you want to use a sent folder, any
properly IMAP-aware MUA can create its own sent folder on the server if
you configure it to do so. The MUA does the work probably by issuing the
"CREATE user/Sent" command to make the folder, and then the COPY command
to put the message there. Both the web-based and local MUAs are simply
looking at the same folder tree (once authenticated).