IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, morg mailing list <email@example.com>, morg chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension' to Experimental RFC (draft-ietf-morg-multimailbox-search-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension' (draft-ietf-morg-multimailbox-search-07.txt) as an Experimental RFC This document is the product of the Message Organization Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Peter Saint-Andre and Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-morg-multimailbox-search/
Technical Summary 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, and not requiring disruption of the currently selected mailbox. This also uses MAILBOX and TAG fields in ESEARCH responses, allowing a client to pipeline the searches if it chooses. Working Group Summary The specification is a product of the MORG WG and there were no issues of contention regarding the specification. Document Quality The document has been widely reviewed in the applications area, by the general area team, and by the security directorate. All feedback has been addressed. The document is deemed of good quality by the WG chairs and the Responsible Area Director. Personnel Julian Reschke is the Document Shepherd. Peter Saint-Andre is the Responsible Area Director. RFC Editor Note Please add the following sentence to the Abstract: This document updates RFC 4466. Please modify the last bullet of the Introduction (Section 1) to read: The MAILBOX, UIDVALIDITY, and TAG fields in the responses allow a client to distinguish which responses go with which search (and which mailbox). A client can safely pipeline these search commands without danger of confusion. The addition of the MAILBOX and UIDVALIDITY fields updates the search-correlator item defined in [RFC4466].