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Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - SAVEDATE Extension

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (extra WG)
Author Stephan Bosch
Last updated 2018-03-05 (Latest revision 2017-09-15)
Replaced by RFC 8514
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Expired & archived
Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-extra-imap-savedate
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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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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