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This draft is a work item of the Internet Message Access Protocol Extension Working Group of the IETF.
Title : IMAP Extension for Conditional STORE operation
Author(s) : A. Melnikov, S. Hole
Filename : draft-ietf-imapext-condstore-03.txt
Pages : 16
Date : 2003-8-5
Often, multiple IMAP clients need to coordinate changes to a common
IMAP mailbox. Examples include different clients for the same user,
and multiple users accessing shared mailboxes. These clients
need a mechanism to synchronize state changes for messages within the
mailbox. They must be able to guarantee that only one client can change
message state (e.g., message flags or annotations) at any time. An
example of such an application is use of an IMAP mailbox as a message
queue with multiple dequeueing clients.
The Conditional Store facility provides a protected update mechanism for
message state information that can detect and resolve conflicts between
multiple writing mail clients.
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