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RE: SORT on addresses
There are a class of clients that DO use server side sort and search, and those
are web clients. These are probably used more than desktop imap clients. And
lemonade is premised on the assumption that mobile devices will use imap and are
too strapped for processing power to do more than the necessary.
Being incompetent, I replied, rather than replied all when I sent a note saying
that the Sun imap server uses sort keys X-SUN-TO, X-SUN-CC, X-SUN-FROM to sort
by display-name or if display name is not present the email address. For
obvious reasons I like that algorithm.
From: owner-ietf-imapext@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-ietf-imapext@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Cyrus Daboo
Sent: April 12, 2007 06:27
To: Dave Cridland; Mark Crispin
Cc: ietf-imapext@xxxxxxx; Kjetil Torgrim Homme
Subject: Re: SORT on addresses
--On April 12, 2007 10:03:46 AM +0100 Dave Cridland <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> I think that there would be serious advantage to taking a step back at
> this point, and examining how users and UAs are currently searching
> through mail, and see how we could make this both more efficient and
> closer to the end-users' requirements. Right now, I think that IMAP
> provides only rudimentary "organizational" abilities, and I think that
> they're showing up as a weak point in IMAP.
Lets face it, very few clients really use server-side sort/thread/search.
Most download and cache and do local operations because they can offer much,
much more in the way of features for that.
If we are going to make changes to the server-side behavior we should go all the
way. Examine the types of features offered by desktop clients doing local
operations and match those with server-side capabilities. Anything less is a