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Title : INTERNET MESSAGE ACCESS PROTOCOL - VERSION 4rev1
Author(s) : M. Crispin
Filename : draft-crispin-imapv-17.txt
Pages : 97
Date : 10-Jun-02
The Internet Message Access Protocol, Version 4rev1 (IMAP4rev1)
allows a client to access and manipulate electronic mail messages on
a server. IMAP4rev1 permits manipulation of mailboxes (remote
message folders) in a way that is functionally equivalent to local
folders. IMAP4rev1 also provides the capability for an offline
client to resynchronize with the server (see also [IMAP-DISC]).
IMAP4rev1 includes operations for creating, deleting, and renaming
mailboxes; checking for new messages; permanently removing messages;
setting and clearing flags; [RFC-2822] and [MIME-IMB] parsing;
searching; and selective fetching of message attributes, texts, and
portions thereof. Messages in IMAP4rev1 are accessed by the use of
numbers. These numbers are either message sequence numbers or unique
IMAP4rev1 supports a single server. A mechanism for accessing
configuration information to support multiple IMAP4rev1 servers is
discussed in [ACAP].
IMAP4rev1 does not specify a means of posting mail; this function is
handled by a mail transfer protocol such as [SMTP].
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