[Imap-protocol] re: GMail
joel at panacea.null.org
Tue Oct 30 20:31:34 PDT 2007
> > LIST extensions are a mere cleanup for LIST/LSUB, so I'd move them up - in
> > fact, I'd say we should use these as the basis for UTF-8 conversion, and
> > deprecate the unextended LIST/LSUB.
> I'm afraid that I disagree here. I would deprecate LSUB (and the entire
> subscription facility) and stay with the simpler LIST. LIST extensions
> added too many "nice to have" but not strictly necessary facilities, and
> thus is doomed IMHO.
How would you handle mailboxes in public "areas" (namespaces, points in
a hierarchy) without something like the subscription facility? I thought
the whole idea was that a user might not want to have listed all the
mailboxes from such an area. Is the expectation now that users setup
their desired subset on the client, potentially repeating this setup on
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