IMAP Commands, Results and Responses
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IMAP commands are organized into groups based on which session states the IMAP session may be in when they are used. These groups are:
The reason for having the distinct Authenticated and Selected states and command groups is that IMAP is designed specifically to enable the manipulation of multiple mailboxes. After the session starts and the client is authenticated, the client is allowed to issue commands that work with entire mailboxes. However, it may not issue commands that manipulate individual messages until it tells the server which mailbox it wants to work with, which puts it in the Selected state. The client can also issue mailbox commands from the Selected state.
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