IMAP4 SEARCHM Command for Multiple Mailboxes
draft-leiba-imap-search-multiple-01

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Author Barry Leiba 
Last updated 2003-03-25
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at
https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-leiba-imap-search-multiple-01.txt

Abstract

The IMAP4 specification allows the searching only of the selected mailbox. A user often wants to search multiple mailboxes, and a client that wishes to support this must issue a series of SELECT and SEARCH commands, waiting for each to complete before moving on to the next. This extension allows a client to search multiple mailboxes with one command, limiting the round-trips and waiting for various searches to complete. This also introduces named searches, allowing a client to pipeline the searches if it chooses.

Authors

Barry Leiba (leiba@watson.ibm.com)

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