[New-bugs-announce] [issue23647] imaplib.py MAXLINE value is too low for 2015 (patch attached)

Arnt Gulbrandsen report at bugs.python.org
Thu Mar 12 16:39:25 CET 2015

New submission from Arnt Gulbrandsen:

http://stackoverflow.com/q/28923997 and various other SO questions point out that imaplib's _MAXLINE value is a bit behind the times. Fine for 1997, when people had 10MB mailbox quotas, not so fine for the age of gmail.

I'm tired of seeing those questions, so the attached patch increases the limit without abolishing it completely.

There are also other issues in imaplib, but I fix just this one now, to test the waters so to speak.

FWIW, I've signed the contributor form, just in case.

components: Library (Lib)
files: 0001-Increase-IMAP-line-length-limit.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 237950
nosy: arnt
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: imaplib.py MAXLINE value is too low for 2015 (patch attached)
type: enhancement
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file38456/0001-Increase-IMAP-line-length-limit.patch

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