2.1.6 Internet Message Access Protocol Extension (imapext)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 65th IETF Meeting in Dallas, TX USA. It may now be out-of-date.

Last Modified: 2005-10-24


Pete Resnick <presnick@qualcomm.com>
Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>

Applications Area Director(s):

Ted Hardie <hardie@qualcomm.com>
Scott Hollenbeck <sah@428cobrajet.net>

Applications Area Advisor:

Scott Hollenbeck <sah@428cobrajet.net>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: ietf-imapext@imc.org
To Subscribe: ietf-imapext-request@imc.org
Archive: http://www.imc.org/ietf-imapext/

Description of Working Group:

The IETF IMAP extensions Working Group shall revise and publish
standards-track extensions to IMAP4 for performing the following

1. Sorting, threading, and viewing (to be dealt with by one or more

2. Access Control Lists

3. Message-level annotations

Revising the base IMAP4rev1 specification is out of the scope of this
WG. However, this WG will ensure that whatever extensions it does
propose do not worsen any existing problems in the base specification
of IMAP, nor do they make any such problems harder to address in the

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Submit revised Sorting/Threading/Viewing spec(s) to IESG
Done  Submit draft on conditional storage to help multiple clients use a single mailbox to IESG
Done  Submit I-D to *update* existing ACL RFC, explaining rights & listing rights in CAPABILITY response
Aug 2005  WG last call for comparator draft
Sep 2005  WG last call for i18n draft
Sep 2005  WG Last call for annotate draft
Sep 2005  Submit to IESG: comparator
Oct 2005  WG last call for LIST extensions draft, defining syntax allowing much better extensibility in the frequently-extended LIST command, and supporting other drafts in this WG
Oct 2005  Submit to IESG: i18n
Oct 2005  Submit to IESG: annotate
Nov 2005  New draft of ACL2 proposal which would *obsolete* existing ACL RFC
Nov 2005  Submit to IESG: List Extensions
Feb 2006  ACL2 to WG Last Call -- note that if this milestone is not met we agreed to close the WG and defer ACL2 to another WG


  • draft-ietf-imapext-sort-17.txt
  • draft-ietf-imapext-annotate-14.txt
  • draft-ietf-imapext-list-extensions-16.txt
  • draft-ietf-imapext-condstore-09.txt
  • draft-ietf-imapext-i18n-06.txt

    Request For Comments:

    RFC4314 Standard IMAP4 Access Control List (ACL) Extension

    Meeting Minutes


    None received.