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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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Document File: 8 page(s) / 9K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Crispin: AUTHOR

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10.17487/RFC2062: DOI

Abstract

This document describes obsolete syntax which may be encountered by IMAP4 implementations which deal with older versions of the Internet Mail Access Protocol. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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

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RFC 2062 IMAP4 Obsolete December 1996

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 replies. The mailbox argument to FIND MAILBOXES is similar to that for LSUB with an empty reference, except that the characters "%" and "?" match a single character.

Example: C: A002 FIND MAILBOXES * S: * MAILBOX blurdybloop S: * MAILBOX INBOX S: A002 OK FIND MAILBOXES completed

6.3.OBS.3. SUBSCRIBE MAILBOX Command

Arguments: mailbox name

Data: no specific data for this command

Result: OK - subscribe completed NO - subscribe failure: can’t subscribe to that name BAD - command unknown or arguments invalid

The SUBSCRIBE MAILBOX command is identical in effect to the SUBSCRIBE command. A server which implements this command must be abl...

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