Re: [MORG] I-D Action:draft-ietf-morg-list-specialuse-03.txt

Timo Sirainen <tss@iki.fi> Wed, 17 November 2010 01:55 UTC

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On 17.11.2010, at 1.52, Barry Leiba wrote:

> Suppose you have a mailbox you've shared with others (using ACLs), and
> you then designate it as \Junk.  False positives will automatically be
> placed by the server into a shared mailbox that others can see.
> Suppose you designate an existing mailbox as \Trash, and the server
> policy is to automatically delete messages that have been in \Trash
> for more than 20 days... and suddenly the messages that used to be in
> that mailbox start disappearing.  The point is that these are not just
> "flags" on the mailboxes -- they specify certain mailbox behaviour.
> If a client can move that behaviour around, that might cause side
> effects that the user won't like.  That might be one reason a server
> implementation might not want to allow certain special uses to be
> moved around.

I think client implementors should also consider those things, not just server implementors.