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From "Eric Charles (JIRA)" <server-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IMAP-370) Consider supporting the upcoming MOVE extension
Date Sun, 09 Dec 2012 06:57:21 GMT

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Eric Charles commented on IMAP-370:
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patch committed, thx Andrzej
                
> 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
>         Attachments: IMAP-370-capability-v1.patch, IMAP-370-v1.patch
>
>
> 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 backends.
> 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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