imaplib AND date format

Tim Roberts timr at
Sat Oct 16 23:18:33 CEST 2010

harryos <oswald.harry at> wrote:

>In the search string SENTON can be used
>'(SENTON 22-Jun-2010)'  .
>But the RFC 2060 defines search key as
>SENTON <date>  Messages whose [RFC-822] Date: header is within the
>                     specified date.
>and in RFC822 it is given as,
>date        =  1*2DIGIT month 2DIGIT        ; day month year
>                                                               ;  e.g.
>20 Jun 82

RFC 822 has long been obsolete, replaced by RFC 2822, and now by RFC 5322.
That two-digit format was abandoned quite a long time ago.  

A compliant date header looks like this:

   Date:   20 June 2010 12:34:56 -0700
Tim Roberts, timr at
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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