RFC 9394

IMAP PARTIAL Extension for Paged SEARCH and FETCH, June 2023

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RFC 4731, RFC 5267
A. Melnikov
A. P. Achuthan
V. Nagulakonda
L. Alves
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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC9394

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The PARTIAL extension of the Internet Message Access Protocol (see RFCs 3501 and 9051) allows clients to limit the number of SEARCH results returned, as well as to perform incremental (paged) searches. This also helps servers to optimize resource usage when performing searches.

This document extends the PARTIAL SEARCH return option originally specified in RFC 5267. It also clarifies some interactions between RFC 5267 and RFCs 4731 and 9051.

This document updates RFCs 4731 and 5267.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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