Re: [Gen-art] Gen-ART Telechat Call review of draft-ietf-extra-imap-fetch-preview-03

Barry Leiba <> Sun, 07 April 2019 19:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Gen-art] Gen-ART Telechat Call review of draft-ietf-extra-imap-fetch-preview-03
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Thanks, Meral, for the review.

> Minor issues:
> -It may be obvious to most but it would be good to also mention how encrypted email
> should be handle and what type of preview should be allowed if any

It's certainly easy to say something, and I'll leave it to the author
to decide whether to.  But, yes, it's obvious: if the mail is
encrypted, the server *can't* provide any meaningful preview.

One reason it might be useful to say something is that the end of
Section 3.2 makes a semantic distinction between a zero-length string
and NIL, so it might be useful to say which one is applicable to an
encrypted message.