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This draft is a work item of the Internet Message Access Protocol Extension Working Group of the IETF.
Title : INTERNET MESSAGE ACCESS PROTOCOL - SORT EXTENSION
Author(s) : M. Crispin, K. Murchison
Filename : draft-ietf-imapext-sort-10.txt
Pages : 10
Date : 24-Jun-02
This document describes an experimental server-based sorting
extension to the IMAP4rev1 protocol, as implemented by the University
of Washington's IMAP toolkit. This extension provides substantial
performance improvements for IMAP clients which offer sorted views.
A server which supports this extension indicates this with a
capability name of 'SORT'. Client implementations SHOULD accept any
capability name which begins with 'SORT' as indicating support for
the extension described in this document. This provides for future
At the time of this document was written, the IMAP Extensions Working
Group (IETF-IMAPEXT) was considering upwards-compatible additions to
the SORT extension described in this document, tenatively called the
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