Re: [Extra] IMAP4rev2, SEARCH CHARSET

Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> Thu, 07 November 2019 10:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Extra] IMAP4rev2, SEARCH CHARSET
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On 07/11/2019 10:49, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:

> I wrote:
>> My question is: Obsolete CHARSET and say clients MUST NOT use it, or 
>> obsolete it and say that servers MUST support CHARSET UTF-8 and MAY 
>> support others?
>
> I had a coffee. My own preference is the latter.
>
> "Servers MUST support CHARSET UTF-8 and MAY support other encodings. 
> Clients SHOULD NOT use other encodings. Note that UTF-8 is also the 
> default, so selecting CHARSET UTF-8 is redundant. It is permitted for 
> improved compatibility with existing IMAP4rev1 clients".
I like this too.