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Internet Message Access Protocol - Obsolete Syntax (RFC2062)

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-01
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Abstract

This document describes obsolete syntax which may be encountered by IMAP4 implementations which deal with older versions of the Internet Mail Access Protocol. IMAP4 implementations MAY implement this syntax in order to maximize interoperability with older implementations.

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Network Working Group M. Crispin

Request for Comments: 2062 University of Washington

Category: Informational December 1996

Internet Message Access Protocol - Obsolete Syntax

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document describes obsolete syntax which may be encountered by

IMAP4 implementations which deal with older versions of the Internet

Mail Access Protocol. IMAP4 implementations MAY implement this

syntax in order to maximize interoperability with older

implementations.

This document repeats information from earlier documents, most

notably RFC 1176 and RFC 1730.

Obsolete Commands and Fetch Data Items

The following commands are OBSOLETE. It is NOT required to support

any of these commands or fetch data items in new server

implementations. These commands are documented here for the benefit

of implementors who may wish to support them for compatibility with

old client implementations.

The section headings of these commands are intended to correspond

with where they would be located in the main document if they were

not obsoleted.

6.3.OBS.1. FIND ALL.MAILBOXES Command

Arguments: mailbox name with possible wildcards

Data: untagged responses: MAILBOX

Result: OK - find completed

NO - find failure: can't list that name

BAD - command unknown or arguments invalid

The FIND ALL.MAILBOXES command returns a subset of names from the

complete set of all names available to the user. It returns zero

or more untagged MAILBOX replies. The mailbox argument to FIND

ALL.MAILBOXES is similar to that for LIST with an empty reference,

except that the characters "%" and "?" match a single character.

Example: C: A002 FIND ALL.MAILBOXES *

S: * MAILBOX blurdybloop

S: * MAILBOX INBOX

S: A002 OK FIND ALL.MAILBOXES completed

6.3.OBS.2. FIND MAILBOXES Command

Arguments: mailbox name with possible wildcards

Data: untagged responses: MAILBOX

Result: OK - find completed

NO - find failure: can't list that name

BAD - command unknown or arguments invalid

The FIND MAILBOXES command returns a subset of names from the set

of names that the user has declared as being "active" or

"subscribed". It returns zero or more untagged MAILBOX replie...