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Microsoft Microsoft has just responded to Google's move regarding Exchange ActiveSync. Sadly, instead of addressing the very real problems consumers are about to face, Microsoft starts talking about switching to
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RE[6]: Switching
by chithanh on Wed 19th Dec 2012 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Switching"
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No it isn't. It's IMAP. Google's extensions are defined by Google, but you're welcome to implement your own version of those extensions, or totally different extensions. You're also welcome to write an RFC based on those extension and submit it to the IETF, at which point they'd become "standard".

I understand and don't dispute that. But in contrast to IMAP which is standardized by the IETF, nobody prevents Google to change their non-standard extensions in an incompatible way tomorrow, rendering your implementation useless. No process is in place that enables participation.

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