[Imap-protocol] BODY.PEEK[section]<origin.size> FETCH response
mrc+imap at panda.com
Sun Oct 30 18:33:34 PDT 2011
My recommendation is as follows:
See what happens in one or more the three open-source IMAP servers of
recognized quality: UW IMAP (or Panda IMAP if you have access to it),
Cyrus, and Dovecot. These servers almost always agree with each other on
matters of IMAP protocol (and if they disagree their developers will want
to know; they go to great efforts on this).
It is a safe assumption that what they do is correct; and that if some
other server does something differently, that other server is incorrect.
It is also a safe assumption that Gmail, Yahoo, Exchange, Apple iCloud
(iSCREAM), etc. implement IMAP incorrectly. Those companies don't care
about implementing IMAP correctly; they only care about having something
that talks to Outlook. If they cared, they would implement it correctly
and hire someone competent to make it work. They don't.
If, having done this, you still have questions as to why it is one way and
not the other, then ask this list.
I think that, in the case of your question, you already know the answer
and merely seek confirmation. I'm just telling you how you can do so on
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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