[Imap-protocol] IMAP features: which clients use them?
dave at cridland.net
Mon Mar 26 13:04:28 PDT 2007
On Mon Mar 26 17:43:34 2007, Mark Crispin wrote:
> The sooner SSL-only clients are abolished, the happier I would be.
Absolutely, but while it's previously been largely [perceived as] a
matter of taste, there's a fairly nasty issue lurking when the
IMAP/URLAUTH and ESMTP/BURL extensions are considered. (There's also
similar-ish issues with MAILBOX-REFERRALS, but these are rarely
implemented by clients - to the extent that Lemonade's "Forward
Without Up^WDownload" Trio are probably more widely implemented now).
Polymer is no longer the only client to use the Lemonade Trio, and
I'd not be too surprised to see a reasonable substantial number of
clients implement it within a few months, now. Even if I'm wrong, and
it remains a fairly specialized action, there's a cost - measured in
real-world currency for many people - attached to this issue, and
it's a pretty bad choice to alienate yourself from the mobile email
market right now.
Dave Cridland - mailto:dave at cridland.net - xmpp:dwd at jabber.org
Infotrope Polymer - ACAP, IMAP, ESMTP, and Lemonade
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