RFC 3656

The Mailbox Update (MUPDATE) Distributed Mailbox Database Protocol, December 2003

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3656.txt
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Status:
EXPERIMENTAL
Author:
R. Siemborski
Stream:
INDEPENDENT

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC3656

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Abstract

As the demand for high-performance mail delivery agents increases, it becomes apparent that single-machine solutions are inadequate to the task, both because of capacity limits and that the failure of the single machine means a loss of mail delivery for all users. It is preferable to allow many machines to share the responsibility of mail delivery. The Mailbox Update (MUPDATE) protocol allows a group of Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) or Post Office Protocol - Version 3 (POP3) servers to function with a unified mailbox namespace. This document is intended to serve as a reference guide to that protocol.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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