[Imap-protocol] updated table of IMAP client capabilities
mrc at Washington.EDU
Sun Jan 27 16:42:33 PST 2008
Pine / Alpine:
Yes: STARTTLS, SASL (GSSAPI, CRAM-MD5, PLAIN, LOGIN, EXTERNAL),
SSL, NAMESPACE, MULTIAPPEND, UIDPLUS, CHILDREN, SORT, THREAD
No: SASL-IR, ESEARCH, IDLE, LITERAL+, LEMONADE
;;; For the purposes of Pine/Alpine:
;;; SASL-IR adds complexity just to save one RTT. We have
;;; enough problems with servers getting SASL right as it is.
;;; ESEARCH has no constituency within our user community.
;;; IDLE is unnecessary except for mobile devices, and has
;;; problems when NAT is in use.
;;; LITERAL+ is not needed since MULTIAPPEND is used instead,
;;; and MULTIAPPEND solves problems that LITERAL+ does not.
;;; LEMONADE support is under consideration.
UW imapd implements all of the above except for LEMONADE. LEMONADE
support is under consideration.
-- Mark --
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Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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