Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 - LIST Command Extensions
draft-ietf-imapext-list-extensions-18

Document Type None Internet-Draft (imapext WG)
Authors Barry Leiba  , Alexey Melnikov 
Last updated 2018-06-14 (latest revision 2006-09-26)
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Abstract

IMAP4 has two commands for listing mailboxes: LIST and LSUB. As we have added extensions, such as Mailbox Referrals, that have required specialized lists we have had to expand the number of list commands, since each extension must add its function to both LIST and LSUB, and these commands are not, as they are defined, extensible. If we've needed the extensions to work together, we've had to add a set of commands to mix the different options, the set increasing in size with each new extension. This document describes an extension to the base LIST command that will allow these additions to be done with mutually compatible options to the LIST command, avoiding the exponential increase in specialized list commands. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

Authors

Barry Leiba (leiba@watson.ibm.com)
Alexey Melnikov (alexey.melnikov@isode.com)

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