IMAP Extension for Conditional STORE operation
draft-melnikov-imap-condstore-09

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Abstract

Often, multiple IMAP clients need to coordinate changes to a common IMAP mailbox. Examples include different clients for the same user, and multiple users accessing shared mailboxes. These clients need a mechanism to synchronize state changes for messages within the mailbox. They must be able to guarantee that only one client can change message state (e.g., message flags or annotations) at any time. An example of such an application is use of an IMAP mailbox as a message queue with multiple dequeueing clients. The Conditional Store facility provides a protected update mechanism for message state information that can detect and resolve conflicts between multiple writers.

Authors

Alexey Melnikov (alexey.melnikov@isode.com)
Steve Hole (steve.hole@messagingdirect.com)

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