User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050223 Firefox/1.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050223 Firefox/1.0.1 Some e-mail clients allow messages to be annotated. An annotation consists of a small piece of text that can be attached to an existing received or sent message. An annotation would act as a post-it note attached to the message where the user could store his/her comments on that message. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
This would be also very useful to attach some explaining text to those e-mails received with empty or meaningless subject
Annotating messages are especially helpfull for computer generated mails like SCMs notifications or generated mails with the same subject like "Information for CCM" which do not reveal anything substantial. By annotating such mails, one could track its SCM states (New, assigned, ForDecision, to be discussed...) in the message pane instead of creating dozens of subfolders and moving mails around. Perhaps even filtering annotations (which could be simply text or user defined fields) would be possible.
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Thunderbird should support annotating (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5257), for groupware usage of IMAP ACL's it would be useful, who read the message at which time, who printed the message and other informations that could be useful in a work group workflow.
That's a dead rfc I think, it's bug 337330 that you want. xref bug 91106
Resolution: EXPIRED → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 337330
As I understand the "The IMAP METADATA Extension" http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5464 it refers only to a mailbox or the server. "...permits clients and servers to maintain "annotations" or "metadata" on IMAP servers. It is possible to have annotations on a per-mailbox basis or on the server as a whole." but the "ANNOTATE Extension" http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5257 refers to messages. The Archiveopteryx server supports the "ANNOTATE Extension" as I can see.: http://archiveopteryx.org/imap/annotate http://imapwiki.org/Specs
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Component: Mail Window Front End → Networking: IMAP
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews Core
Hardware: x86 → All
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Summary: Enhancement: Thunderbird should provide an interface to annotate messages → Support IMAP ANNOTATE Extension - RFC 5257
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