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From Scott Carr <sc...@progbits.com>
Subject Re: IMAP status
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 15:27:52 GMT
Comments inline.

Joe Cheng wrote:
> Serge Knystautas wrote:
>> MIME4J is nowhere ready to be a replacement.  It is a read-only API
>> last I checked.
> Noel, you said on server-users@ that you thought IMAP allowed 
> modification of Messages (using your definition).  To my knowledge, 
> this is not the case (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).  What 
> IMAP does allow you to do is add new messages to a mailbox, which POP 
> of course does not.  On already existing messages you can only change 
> flags which fall under Mail, not Message.
You are correct.  With the APPEND command, you can add new messages to a 
specific Mailbox.  The way some systems make it look like changing a 
message is by APPEND'ing a message with all the same data including 
changes, and deleting the previous one.

I have been thinking of using this feature to create an IMAPNotes 
program that would allow storage of Notes with Edit/Delete/New 
functionality using IMAP as the store.  JavaMail does make this feature 
look as though it is editing the same message though so I can understand 
the confusion.
> [snip]
Scott Carr
Documentation Co-Lead

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