Re: [Extra] I-D Action: draft-ietf-extra-imap4rev2-13.txt

Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> Thu, 12 March 2020 12:21 UTC

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Hi Ken,

On 11/03/2020 13:19, Ken Murchison wrote:

> All,
>
> For several reasons we are considering changing the Cyrus IMAP server 
> so that a mailbox can not be DELETEd if it has children mailboxes.  
> That appears to be allowed by new text in IMAP4rev2:
>
> "If the server implementation does not permit deleting the name while 
> inferior hierarchical names exists then it SHOULD disallow the DELETE 
> command by returning tagged NO response..."
>
> I'm wondering if we should define a new HASCHILDREN response code when 
> refusing such a DELETE.  None of the existing response codes seem to 
> accurately capture the reason for such a refusal.

Sounds like a good idea. I've added this to my copy that will be in 
revision -14

Best Regards,

Alexey