Supporting RFC 5466 (IMAP4 Extension for Named Searches (Filters))

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at
Mon Sep 19 15:26:27 UTC 2016

On 10/1/2014 3:21 PM, Stephan Bosch <stephan at> wrote:
> On 10/1/2014 2:42 PM, Jesus Cea wrote:
>> I wonder if Dovecot  supports RFC 5466 (IMAP4 Extension for Named
>> Searches (Filters)) or if there is any plan about it.

> I have a partial implementation in my patch queue. I haven't worked on
> it for a few months now due to other projects that took precedence. It
> still may take quite a while until I can continue that effort.

I don't know if it is a good idea to resurrect such an old thread, but...

Any chance there has been movement on this?

There is a Thunderbird bug opened for supporting this:

and it would be much easier to try to push it forward if there was
actually a server that supported it already.


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