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Re: An imapflags question
On Wed Sep 14 17:58:48 2005, Aaron Stone wrote:
Several places in the imapflags draft, there are flags such as this
starting with a $ rather than \\
addflag "MyFlags" ["\\Answered", "$MDNSent"];
I presume that this is not a variable, but actually a flag that
with $. Where in the specs did those come from? Is this the
type flag that RFC 3501 allows?
If it is the "keywords" type flags, I think it would it be prudent
make reference to that aspect of RFC 3501.
It does state that "Setflag is used for setting [IMAP] flags or
This may not be clear enough, however, I usually read "flags" as
"system flags or keywords" in any case. The only distinctions in IMAP
itself that springs to mind is that system flags can affect, or be
affected by, the IMAP server (\Seen, \Deleted, \Recent - but not
\Answered, \Flagged or \Draft) and that system flags have shorthand
search criteria (ANSWERED, UNSEEN, etc). Otherwise, they behave
The $ prefix is not specified in any RFC, as far as I'm aware, and is
purely a convention for standard keywords.