The SORT extension enables the client to sort messages without downloading them. There are exactly seven sort criteria, which may be combined arbitrarily.
It should be noted that the address-related sorting provided by SORT uses only the localpart: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org are considered the same address by SORT. SORT=DISPLAYFROM improves on this.
SORT is used by some webmail clients, not many normal IMAP clients.
In case of questions, please write to email@example.com.
Last modified: 2010-11-19