UID of the message

UID of the message

Post by clynx123 » Fri, 06 Aug 2004 19:11:45


Any chances that the UID of the messages in a mailbox get overlapped
with each other? What are the chances of getting the same UID number.
For instance, my current UID is 1. What is the next chance of getting
back same UID number 1 in that mailbox?

thank you.

UID of the message

Post by Sam » Fri, 06 Aug 2004 20:17:31

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Charlie Lue writes:


None, for practical matter.

Theoretically it's possible for someone to delete the folder and recreate
it, then UIDs will be recycled. But then you should check UIDVALIDITY also.

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UID of the message

Post by chuck yerk » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 16:54:26

The IMAP spec says not it should be totally unique.
Implementations that don't do this are broken, technically.
That's not to say that all well known IMAP servers are correct.
So the "chance of getting back [the] same UID" is non-zero.