[rfc-dist] RFC 6237 on IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension

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        RFC 6237

        Title:      IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension 
        Author:     B. Leiba, A. Melnikov
        Status:     Experimental
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       May 2011
        Mailbox:    barryleiba at computer.org, 
                    Alexey.Melnikov at isode.com
        Pages:      10
        Characters: 21234
        Updates:    RFC4466

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-morg-multimailbox-search-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6237.txt

The IMAP4 specification allows the searching of only the selected
mailbox.  A user often wants to search multiple mailboxes, and a
client that wishes to support this must issue a series of SELECT and
SEARCH commands, waiting for each to complete before moving on to the
next.  This extension allows a client to search multiple mailboxes
with one command, limiting the round trips and waiting for various
searches to complete, and not requiring disruption of the currently
selected mailbox.  This extension also uses MAILBOX and TAG fields in
ESEARCH responses, allowing a client to pipeline the searches if it
chooses.  This document updates RFC 4466.  This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Message Organization Working Group of the IETF.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the
Internet community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any
kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
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