Re: [Extra] Is this a plausible IMAP extension ?

Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt@gulbrandsen.priv.no> Thu, 28 February 2019 09:34 UTC

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On Thursday 28 February 2019 02:57:01 CET, John Levine wrote:
> I had a chat with some of the BIMI people and pointed out that
> privileged IMAP flags are unlikely to work well, and in any event, if
> you have IMAP clients that can put malicious stuff into your
> mailstore, you've got worse problems than what logo appears next to
> the phish.

You're proposing something more like... x-face meets dkim? Good.

If you do it by adding a field to either content-type or 
content-disposition, a bit like 3676, then it's easy for imap clients to do 
what gmail does, oops, I meant behave in a user-friendly manner. No new 
protocol is needed in that case.

Arnt