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From: Victor Duchovni (Victor.Duchovnimorganstanley.com)
Date: Fri Apr 09 2010 - 16:33:11 CDT
On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 05:09:27PM -0400, Wietse Venema wrote:
> One question I have is why would anyone send an email message that
> is 100% identical to a message that is already sitting in an IMAP
> store? It would seem that this is useful only when forwarding mail
> verbatim. Is this worth the effort to adopt and forever maintain
> another 1500 lines of code?
This is designed for bandwidth constrained email clients (think iPhone,
hence not too surprising to see this contribution from Apple) where
sending the same message twice, once to the SMTP server for submission
and another time to the IMAP server to keep a "Sent" copy wastes precious
bandwidth (and in some cases money for said bandwidth).
> Another question is how this would integrate with Milter support
> which currently provides access to a wide range of extensions
> for filtering, mail authentication, and so on.
Presumably milter support should be just the same as with ordinary email,
so we may need to make "BURL" look like "DATA" to milters. I don't expect
that milters should treat the two differently.
P.S. Morgan Stanley is looking for a New York City based, Senior Unix
system/email administrator to architect and sustain our perimeter email
environment. If you are interested, please drop me a note.