[Imap-protocol] how long can APPEND take?
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Mon Mar 12 17:25:42 PDT 2007
On Mon, 12 Mar 2007, Bill Janssen wrote:
>> If you're going to replace the message, change its UID as well.
> I think I only need to do this if the underlying changes are visible
> through the IMAP protocol. The only real difference is that they
> would be returned by BODY or TEXT searches that previously didn't
I fail utterly to resolve your first sentence with the second. Put
another way, what you describe in your second sentence sure sounds like a
"change visible through the IMAP protocol".
> The main reason I'm not using an existing IMAP server is that I can't
> stand the long-running searches, so that doesn't appeal to me.
Which server has "long-running searches"? Sounds like a poorly-configured
server installation to me. UW imapd does a text search through 14,000
messages in about 3-4 seconds, and that's with all the Unicode conversion
gubbish that has to be done for a good-quality search.
> Could I just not do APPEND? What's it used for, anyway? Drafts,
> copying messages from folders on other mail servers, etc.
APPEND is mandatory to implement. Besides the uses you list, APPEND is
the only way that an IMAP client can modify a message on the server (e.g.,
to save a copy of the message with attachments removed).
-- Mark --
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