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From "Andrzej Rusin (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (IMAP-370) Consider supporting the upcoming MOVE extension
Date Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:22:58 GMT
Andrzej Rusin created IMAP-370:

             Summary: Consider supporting the upcoming MOVE extension
                 Key: IMAP-370
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IMAP-370
             Project: James Imap
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Protocol
            Reporter: Andrzej Rusin

As we see at http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-imapmove-command/ballot/ IETF is about
to finally accept the IMAP MOVE extension.

This extension enables great performance optimization possibilities for the more advanced
Mailstore backends, eg the ones that use a underlying relational or non-relational database:

One of the most common usage scenarios in IMAP is moving messages across folders, and with
the MOVE extention it can be finally accomplished without a COPY/DELETE cycle on certain Mailbox

Therefore, in my belief, it would be very nice to have that extension implemented in James.
Some of the bundled Mailstore implementations already are based on SQL/noSQL datasources,
and can directly benefit from it.
Some of the independent Mailstore implementations (including mine) can benefit from it too.

Some of IMAP clients (including Thunderbird as of 3.something) already support that extension
or the X-MOVE or X-AOL-MOVE one.

So James has a great opportunity to be the leader of standards adoption on the server side.

What do you think? Please comment.

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