Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - MOVE Extension (RFC6851)
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-29
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AbstractA move function is not provided in the base IMAP specification, so clients have instead had to use a combination of the COPY, STORE, and EXPUNGE commands to perform this very common operation.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) A. Gulbrandsen Request for Comments: 6851 Category: Standards Track N. Freed, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 Oracle January 2013
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - MOVE Extension
This document defines an IMAP extension consisting of two new commands, MOVE and UID MOVE, that are used to move messages from one mailbox to another.
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RFC 6851 IMAP - MOVE Extension January 2013
This document defines an IMAP [RFC3501] extension to facilitate moving messages from one mailbox to another. This is accomplished by defining a new MOVE command and extending the UID command to allow UID MOVE.
A move function is not provided in the base IMAP specification, so clients have instead had to use a combination of the COPY, STORE, and EXPUNGE commands to perform this very common operation.
Implementors have long pointed out some shortcomings with this approach. Because the moving of a message is not an atomic process, interruptions can leave messages in intermediate states. Because multiple clients can be accessing the...