[Imap-protocol] re: GMail
swilkin at apple.com
Mon Oct 29 16:46:07 PDT 2007
> IMHO, most of the people who've done IMAP over the years would
> rather curtail further IMAP extensions. IMAP has too many
> extensions, and although every one has a passionate set of defenders
> the fact is that most clients and servers implement few (if any) of
> these. Then there are the servers which misimplement extensions
> (such as Courier doing so for SORT and THREAD).
> In case someone would like to put together such a list, here is a
> strawman (to throw to the wolves!) of how I would rate the currently
> published set of extensions.
This is great, thanks. Is there any timeline proposed for IMAP5, or
something earlier for internationalization/UTF-8?
It would be great to have a base specification that covered many of
the more popular extensions (especially IDLE, UIDPLUS, LITERAL+,
UNSELECT), but I'm sure every client implementor has a different
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