Re: [apps-discuss] Fwd: I-D Action: draft-sparks-genarea-mailarch-00.txt

Ned Freed <ned.freed@mrochek.com> Tue, 15 November 2011 16:31 UTC

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+1 on all of Cyrus' points here.

				Ned

> Hi,

> --On November 15, 2011 12:26:31 PM +0800 Marc Blanchet
> <marc.blanchet@viagenie.ca> wrote:

> > - great doing this. completly agree. please!
> > - I would really like to add anonymous IMAP capabilities: Cyrus Daboo
> > while having his own company selling a mail client (Mulberry) set up
> > email mailing list available via IMAP anonymous. That was great to use,
> > and then all the search capabilities are within the IMAP client. - cc:
> > apps area for the above IMAP suggestion.

> Yes a public IMAP server with mailboxes for each mailing list would be a
> fine option. In fact, I still read several IETF mailing lists that way. In
> addition to the benefits Marc cites, the other major benefit is that it is
> trivial to reply to mailing list messages because you are already in your
> email client.

> One downside of an anonymous service would be the lack of of per-user seen
> state. It would be much more convenient if users had accounts on the IMAP
> server just for reading the public archives - that way each user would have
> their own seen flag status on the email messages, making it easier to keep
> track of what has been read. I would guess that hooking into the existing
> IETF accounts infrastructure would be ideal.

> --
> Cyrus Daboo

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