[Imap-protocol] updated table of IMAP client capabilities
janssen at parc.com
Sun Jan 27 17:18:42 PST 2008
> 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.
Thanks, I've updated the table.
> UW imapd implements all of the above except for LEMONADE. LEMONADE
> support is under consideration.
It would be interesting to do another table for servers, I suppose.
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