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The IMAP UIDONLY Extension

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Author Arnt Gulbrandsen
Last updated 2014-10-27 (Latest revision 2014-04-25)
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Opening a large mailbox in IMAP can take mailbox; 30 seconds is realistic if the mailbox contains ten million messages. Most of that time is needed to number the messages consecutively. This extension provides a way to avoid having to number the messages consecutively.


Arnt Gulbrandsen

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