Re: [Extra] IMAP4rev2 , \recent and search new

"Bron Gondwana" <brong@fastmailteam.com> Tue, 29 October 2019 19:54 UTC

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Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:54:26 +1100
From: "Bron Gondwana" <brong@fastmailteam.com>
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Subject: Re: [Extra] IMAP4rev2 , \recent and search new
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On Tue, Oct 29, 2019, at 23:14, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 October 2019 12:13:50 CET, Bron Gondwana wrote:
> > I think deprecate NEW and allow it to always return empty is 
> > right (with the text of course).
> 
> Since gmail has done that for a while I think it's a perfectly acceptable 
> course of action... and NEW/\recent isn't worth much heartache, so anything 
> good is better than a search for best.
> 
> Suggested text: "Since \recent is now deprecated, the NEW search key is 
> also deprecated. IMAP4rev2-capable servers MAY match no messages (ie. make 
> NEW an alias for NONE), servers that also implement IMAP4rev1 MAY 
> alternatively choose to implement NEW as specified in RFC3501, and clients 
> that implement IMAP4rev2 MUST NOT rely on any particular behaviour."

Looks great to me.

Bron.
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