Support IMAP ANNOTATE Extension - RFC 5257 - to attach notes to messages



14 years ago
6 months ago


(Reporter: salomon, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 2 bugs)

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14 years ago
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

Comment 2

14 years ago
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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Comment 5

5 years ago
Thunderbird should support annotating (, 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
Duplicate of bug: 337330

Comment 7

5 years ago
As I understand the "The IMAP METADATA Extension" 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" refers to messages.

The Archiveopteryx server supports the "ANNOTATE Extension" as I can see.:
Assignee: mscott → nobody
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


4 years ago
Blocks: 285864
See Also: → bug 337330
Summary: Support IMAP ANNOTATE Extension - RFC 5257 → Support IMAP ANNOTATE Extension - RFC 5257 - to attach notes to messages


4 years ago
No longer blocks: 285864


4 years ago
Blocks: 12306


a year ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1396237


8 months ago
See Also: → bug 1322991


6 months ago
Blocks: 1460398
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