[Vtigercrm-developers] Webmail seems a bit wrong?

Alan Lord (News) alanslists at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 00:25:09 PDT 2009

On 11/10/09 12:51, Stephen Mack wrote:
> I don't see technically how the system could place a "copy" in your sent
> folder unless it used that same exact system to "send" the email.  Since
> you are using another server to send the email, the best it can do is CC
> your system with a copy.

Well it is using the "same system".

When I use Thunderbird, it talks to my MUA server using IMAP (Dovecot) 
and our MTA using SMTP. If I use a different computer (like my netbook 
when I am on the road, over a 3G network) with TB or Evolution for 
example exactly the same thing happens. Sent mails go in my sent folder 
with the correct "to" address.

When I configure the vtiger webmail interface it also uses IMAP to talk 
to the MUA and SMTP for the MTA.

All folders on my IMAP MUA are stored on the server so each and any 
client I use remain synchronised.

Unless I'm missing something here, I can't see any difference between a 
desktop application using IMAP/SMTP and a web client using IMAP/SMTP. In 
fact I have set up a webmail system using the Horde before, and that 
wrote sent emails to the right place.


> I would have to dig into a bunch of technical specs to see if you could
> fool the system, but I think that would be a very big no-no.  Having a
> system of record store that it sent a copy of the email when in fact it
> never did send it, another system did.
> Does that make sense?
> -- Stephen Mack
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> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Alan Lord (News)
> <alanslists at gmail.com
> <mailto:alanslists at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 02/10/09 15:09, Alan Lord (News) wrote:
>      > Is it me or does the fact that when I send a mail from the webmail
>      > interface a *copy* of the mail arrives in my inbox addressed to me?
>      >
>      > I would really expect it appear in my sent box, not my inbox as
>     happens
>      > when I use a mail client like Thunderbird or the gmail webmail
>     interface
>      > for example.
>      >
>      > After all, I didn't send a mail to me. I sent it to someone else...
>      >
>      > Cheers
>      >
>      > Alan
>     Any comments anyone?
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