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Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - MOVE Extension (RFC6851)

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Publication Date: 2013-Jan-29
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Abstract

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.

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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

Abstract

   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.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6851.

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 Gulbrandsen & Freed          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6851                  IMAP - MOVE Extension             January 2013

 1.  Introduction

   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...