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Title : IMAP UNSELECT command
Author(s) : A. Melnikov
Filename : draft-melnikov-imap-unselect-00.txt
Pages : 5
Date : 2002-10-16
Certain types of IMAP clients need to release resources associated
with the selected mailbox without selecting a different mailbox.
While [IMAP4] provides this functionality (via a SELECT command with
an invalid argument), a more clean solution is desirable.
[IMAP4] defines the CLOSE command that closes the selected mailbox as
well as permanently removes all messages with the Deleted flag set.
However [IMAP4] lacks a command that simply closes the mailbox
without expunging it. This document defines the UNSELECT command for
A server which supports this extension indicates this with a
capability name of 'UNSELECT'.
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