Internet Message Access Protocol - Version 4, December 1994
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- Obsoleted by:
- RFC 2060, RFC 2061
- M. Crispin
- imap (app)
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The Internet Message Access Protocol, Version 4 (IMAP4) allows a client to access and manipulate electronic mail messages on a server. IMAP4 permits manipulation of remote message folders, called "mailboxes", in a way that is functionally equivalent to local mailboxes. IMAP4 also provides the capability for an offline client to resynchronize with the server. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.