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IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension (RFC7377)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239128D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Oct-14
Document File: 22 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Leiba: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The IMAP4 specification allows the searching of only the selected mailbox. A user often wants to search multiple mailboxes, and a client that wishes to support this must issue a series of SELECT and SEARCH commands, waiting for each to complete before moving on to the next. The commands can't be pipelined, because the server might run them in parallel and the untagged SEARCH responses could not then be distinguished from each other.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          B. Leiba Request for Comments: 7377                           Huawei Technologies Obsoletes: 6237                                              A. Melnikov Updates: 4466                                              Isode Limited Category: Standards Track                                   October 2014 ISSN: 2070-1721

                   IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension

Abstract

   The IMAP4 specification allows the searching of only the selected    mailbox.  A user often wants to search multiple mailboxes, and a    client that wishes to support this must issue a series of SELECT and    SEARCH commands, waiting for each to complete before moving on to the    next.  This extension allows a client to search multiple mailboxes    with one command, limiting the delays caused by many round trips and    not requiring disruption of the currently selected mailbox.  This    extension also uses MAILBOX, UIDVALIDITY, and TAG fields in ESEARCH    responses, allowing a client to pipeline the searches if it chooses.    This document updates RFC 4466 and obsoletes RFC 6237.

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/rfc7377.

Leiba & Melnikov             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7377           IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension      October 2014

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