quotawarn IMAP response status
daboo at cyrusoft.com
Mon Apr 21 11:27:51 EDT 2003
--On Monday, April 21, 2003 10:57 AM -0400 Scott Russell
<lnxgeek at us.ibm.com> wrote:
|> I noticed that Cyrus IMAPd v2.1.11 appears to set the wrong response
|> status for mailboxes over the quotawarn value in imapd.conf
| Hmm, silence :) Did I ask a stupid question or touch upon an old debate?
| Or is this one of those things that could go either way and is open for
The latest IMAP spec says this:
The NO response indicates an operational error message from the server.
The untagged form indicates a warning; the command can still complete
and includes an example of a '* NO' response followed by a tagged OK during
a COPY command. The example was for a disk space (quota) warning. So
clearly the IMAP spec does not forbid this type of behaviour - I suspect
its a matter for implementations to decide what to do.
Note that there are no firm recommendations on how clients should handle '*
OK' or '* NO' responses - but there are requirements on the response codes
like [ALERT] (which must be shown to the user). So the overriding factor in
this case is the [ALERT] code.
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