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[REBOL] Re: moving email on an Imap server

From: holger:rebol at: 9-May-2002 8:11

On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 10:49:55PM +1200, Graham Chiu wrote:
> > I don't know the details about this port. But I know > > IMAP4/POP3 are > > protocols used to RECEIVE email. If you wish to move > > email, I think you > > should use IMAP4 to read email, and use SMTP protocol to > > send it to > > another email adress. > > Hi Alessandro, > > This is from the RFC for IMAP4 ( > ) > > "IMAP4rev1 includes operations for creating, deleting, and > renaming mailboxes; checking for new messages; permanently > removing messages; setting and clearing flags; [RFC-822] and > [MIME-IMB] parsing;searching; and selective fetching of > message attributes, texts, and portions thereof." > > I think MOVE should be COPY followed by REMOVE. > However, looking at the current IMAP handler, COPY ( as in > copying a message from one mailbox to another ) is not > supported.
There is a difference between the IMAP protocol itself (RFC 2060) and the imap:// URL scheme (RFC 2192). At this time REBOL only supports the imap:// URL scheme, which has a subset of the full IMAP protocol functionality. It handles mailbox lists, message lists, retrieving and deleting of messages, and message searches, i.e. it is API-compatible to pop://, with added support for multiple mailboxes and searches. Move/copy/rename and other administrative IMAP functions are not specified in RFC 2192 and not supported by REBOL's imap:// scheme at this time. -- Holger Kruse [kruse--nordicglobal--com]