Rich Freeman on 21 Sep 2016 04:31:24 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Top-posting

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:44 AM, Steve Litt <> wrote:
> If somebody is keeping all email in one folder, I can understand
> needing some kind of special search. But I also can't imagine why
> anyone would keep everything in one folder.

Because I don't use folders, but prefer to use tags instead, and tag
operations don't change what folder a message is in?

Ultimately tags involve a different data model than what
IMAP/maildir/mbox/etc is designed around, and that is the issue.  It
moves from a 1:many relationship to a many:many relationship.  Tags
don't "contain" emails, they're just associated with them.  You really
want a database of some kind to handle them, and a protocol for
syncing designed around this.  The fact that emails are already
assigned unique message IDs does help though.

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