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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-imapext-list-extensions-04.txt



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	Title		: IMAP4 LIST Command Extensions
	Author(s)	: B. Leiba
	Filename	: draft-ietf-imapext-list-extensions-04.txt
	Pages		: 8
	Date		: 2003-8-6
	
IMAP4 has two commands for listing mailboxes: LIST and LSUB.  As we
have added extensions that have required specialized lists (see
[MboxRefer] for an example) we have had to expand the number of list
commands, since each extension must add its function to both LIST and
LSUB, and these commands are not, as they are defined, extensible.
If we've needed the extensions to work together, we've had to add a
set of commands to mix the different options, the set increasing in
size with each new extension.  This document describes an extension
to the base LIST command that will allow these additions to be done
with mutually compatible options to the LIST command, avoiding the
exponential increase in specialized list commands.

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