Push Extensions to the IMAP Protocol (P-IMAP)

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Push Extensions to the IMAP protocol (P-IMAP) defines extensions to the IMAPv4 Rev1 protocol [RFC3501] for optimization in a mobile setting, aimed at delivering extended functionality for mobile devices with limited resources. The first enhancement of P-IMAP is extended support to push changes actively to a client, rather then requiring the client to initiate contact to ask for state changes. In addition, P-IMAP contains extensions for email filter management, message delivery, and maintaining up-to-date personal information. Bindings to specific transport are explicitly defined. Eventually P- IMAP aims at being neutral to the network transport neutrality. P-IMAP is a recommendation for interoperable intermediate implementations awaiting [LEMONADEPROFILEBIS] or the realization of the OMA MEM enabler using it.


St├ęphane Maes (smaes@us.ibm.com)

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