Ken Murchison ken at
Mon Dec 29 16:25:30 EST 2003

Tim Pushor wrote:

> Now that I have sufficiently embarrassed myself by admitting that I 
> really don't know what IMAP subscriptions are for:
> What exactly are IMAP subscriptions for? ;-)

It a way for a user to tell the client that you find the subscribed 
mailboxes as "interesting", which normally means that the client 
restricts the list of displayed mailboxes to the subscribed mailboxes.
It would normally be used when the server has a lot of shared folders, 
most of which you don't care about.

It it analogous to subscribing to usenet newgroups.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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