I've succesfully set up Postfix and Dovecot at my home server to use Maildir as the mailbox storage format. However after I tried out a couple of different mail clients like Thunderbird and Outlook and connected through Dovecot's IMAP server, I found out that they're all a bit inconsistent in the way they make use of the mailbox.
- To indicate forwarded messages, Thunderbird uses a Maildir label called "Forwarded", while Outlook just sets the R flag (which subsequently causes other clients to interpret that message as "Replied").
- Each client uses its own "special" folders which can't be deleted. What's called "Trash" in one program might be called "Deleted Items" in another.
Is there a logical consistent way to access my e-mails through multiple different client programs without them confusing each other (and me)?