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The Internet Email to Support Diverse Service Environments (Lemonade) Profile
RFC 5550

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (August 2009; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 4550
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IETF State: (None)
Consensus: Unknown
Document shepherd: No shepherd assigned

IESG State: RFC 5550 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Chris Newman
Send notices to: lemonade-chairs@ietf.org, draft-ietf-lemonade-profile-bis@ietf.org

Network Working Group                                   D. Cridland, Ed.
Request for Comments: 5550                              A. Melnikov, Ed.
Obsoletes: 4550                                            Isode Limited
Updates: 4469, 4467                                         S. Maes, Ed.
Category: Standards Track                                         Oracle
                                                             August 2009

                         The Internet Email to
        Support Diverse Service Environments (Lemonade) Profile

Abstract

   This document describes a profile (a set of required extensions,
   restrictions, and usage modes), dubbed Lemonade, of the IMAP, mail
   submission, and Sieve protocols.  This profile allows clients
   (especially those that are constrained in memory, bandwidth,
   processing power, or other areas) to efficiently use IMAP and
   Submission to access and submit mail.  This includes the ability to
   forward received mail without needing to download and upload the
   mail, to optimize submission, and to efficiently resynchronize in
   case of loss of connectivity with the server.

   The Lemonade Profile relies upon several extensions to IMAP, Sieve,
   and Mail Submission protocols.  The document also defines a new IMAP
   extension and registers several new IMAP keywords.

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2009 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents in effect on the date of
   publication of this document (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info).
   Please review these documents carefully, as they describe your rights
   and restrictions with respect to this document.

Cridland, et al.            Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 5550                    Lemonade Profile                 August 2009

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Conventions Used in This Document ...............................4
   3. Summary of the Required Support .................................4
      3.1. Lemonade Submission Servers ................................4
      3.2. Lemonade Message Stores ....................................5
      3.3. Lemonade Message Delivery Agents ...........................7
   4. Lemonade Submission Servers .....................................7
      4.1. Forward without Download ...................................7
      4.2. Pipelining .................................................8
      4.3. DSN Support ................................................8
      4.4. Message Size Declaration ...................................8
      4.5. Enhanced Status Code Support ...............................8
      4.6. Encryption and Compression .................................8
   5. Lemonade Message Stores .........................................9
      5.1. Quick Resynchronization ....................................9
      5.2. Message Part Handling ......................................9
      5.3. Compression ...............................................10
      5.4. Notifications .............................................10
      5.5. Searching and View Filters ................................12
      5.6. Mailbox Handling ..........................................12
      5.7. Forward without Download ..................................12
      5.8. Additional IMAP Extensions ................................13
      5.9. Registration of $Forwarded IMAP Keyword ...................13
      5.10. Registration of $SubmitPending and $Submitted
            IMAP Keywords ............................................13

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