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Re: diff between UIDL(POP) and UID(IMAP)

From: Alain Magloire
Subject: Re: diff between UIDL(POP) and UID(IMAP)
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 22:00:42 -0500 (EST)

> On 15-Jan-2001 Alain Magloire wrote:
> > Bonjour
> >   Somebody understand the difference between uid for IMAP and POP.
> > 
> > IMAP is talking about an ascending number an the server seems
> > to save this in a "X-UID" starting from 1 and add for each new message.
> > 
> > POP3 is saying a uniq id but no word about ascending etc ...
> POP's just needs to be unique.  It is implementation specific, each pop server
> can do it however they want.

Ok, so far.

> We can use the IMAP code if we want, the key is that the code always does the
> same thing.

You are saying :
 - We reuse the POP3 "X-UIDL" code for the "X-UID" imap uid ?
 - We reuse the IMAP4 "X-UID" for the pop uidl "X-UIDL" ?

I probably misunderstood either way.

The code for the POP3 UID is a md5 + time + number, it will not be
an ascending "number"(IMAP4 asks for a 32 bit number).
I think the c-client only look at the last X-UID and incremente it for
the next message.

au revoir, alain
Aussi haut que l'on soit assis, on est toujours assis que sur son cul !!!

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