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IMAP4 UIDPLUS extension (RFC2359)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 6 page(s) / 8K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Myers: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2359: DOI

Abstract

The UIDPLUS extension of the Internet Message Access Protocol [IMAP4] provides a set of features intended to reduce the amount of time and resources used by some client operations. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group J. Myers Request for Comments: 2359 Netscape Communications Category: Standards Track June 1998

IMAP4 UIDPLUS extension

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

IESG NOTE

The IMAP extension described here assumes a particular means of using IMAP to support disconnected operation. However, this means of supporting disconnected operation is not yet documented. Also, there are multiple theories about how best to do disconnected operation in IMAP, and as yet, there is no consensus on which one should be adopted as a standard.

This document is being approved as a Proposed Standard because it does not appear to have technical flaws in itelf. However, approval of this document as a Proposed Standard should not be considered an IETF endorsement of any particular means of doing disconnected operation in IMAP.

Table of Contents

1. Abstract .............................................. 2 2. Conventions Used in this Document ..................... 2 3. Introduction and Overview ............................. 2 4. Features .............................................. 2 4.1. UID EXPUNGE Command ................................... 2 4.2. APPENDUID response code ............................... 3 4.3. COPYUID response code ................................. 4 5. Formal Syntax ......................................... 4 6. References ............................................ 4 7. Security Considerations ............................... 5 8. Author’s Address ...................................... 5 9. Full Copyright Statement .............................. 6

Myers Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2359 IMAP4 UIDPLUS extension June 1998

1. Abstract

The UIDPLUS extension of the Internet Message Access Protocol [IMAP4] provides a set of features intended to reduce the amount of time and resources used by some client operations. The features in UIDPLUS are primarily intended for disconnected-use clients.

2. Conventions Used in this Document

In examples, "C:" and "S:" indicate lines sent by the client and server respectively.

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", and "MAY" in this document are to be interpreted as defined in "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels" [KEYWORDS].

3. Introduction and Overview

The UIDPLUS extension is present in any IMAP4 server implementation which returns "UIDPLUS" as one of the supported capabilities to the CAPABILITY command. The UIDPLUS extension contains one additional command and additional data returned with successful APPEND and COPY commands.

Clients that wish to use the new command...

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