Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - SAVEDATE Extension

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Last updated 2018-03-05 (latest revision 2017-09-15)
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This document adds a new capability called "SAVEDATE" to the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). It defines a new IMAP message attribute called 'save date' that, unlike the existing 'internal date' attribute, always indicates the moment at which the message was saved in its current mailbox. The SAVEDATE capability extends the FETCH command with the means to retrieve the save date attribute and it extends the SEARCH command to allow using that attribute in searching criteria.


Stephan Bosch (

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