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IMP Roadmaps

The following roadmaps summarize the important changes planned for future releases. They do not list all changes, only changes that are considered significant from the end user's point of view. In addition to the changes listed, most releases will probably contain at least some of the following changes:

  • Bug fixes, performance tweaks, code cleanups, etc.
  • New and/or improved translations.
  • New preferences or configuration options.

IMP 7.0

Status: In development

Planned release timeframe: None

Features currently planned for the next release:

FeatureStatus
Dropped basic and minimal viewsDone
Progress bar when uploading attachmentsDone
Improved support for e-mail groups and the address bookDone
Link to sent message repliesDone
Optionally store remote account passwordsDone
Lazy loading of images in HTML messagesDone
Improved support for vTodo iTip handlingDone
Improved display of ZIP/TGZ attachmentsDone
Uniquely identifiable sent-mail mailboxes in folder treeDone
Option to more accurately determine attachments in message listDone
Purge Deleted button in smartphone viewDone

IMP 6.2

Status: Released

Planned release timeframe: July 8th, 2014

Features currently planned for the next release:

FeatureStatus
Allow direct access to remote accountsDone
Signature display and editing in compose windowDone

IMP 6.1

Status: Released

Planned release timeframe: June 4th, 2013

FeatureStatus
Allow direct access to remote accountsPostponed

IMP 6.0

Status: Released

Planned release timeframe: October 30th, 2012

Features currently planned for the next release:

FeatureStatus
Composing and message management in smartphone viewDone

IMP 5.0

Status: Released

Planned release timeframe: April 5th, 2011

Features currently planned for the next release:

FeatureStatus
Saved Filters/Complex Search ElementsDone
HTML SignaturesDone
Provide vertical 3-pane view option in DIMPDone
Improved search user interfaceDone
Improved inline display of HTML message parts
[IMP now passes the Email Standards Project Acid Test]
Done
Login code moved to HordeDone
Use PHP temporary streams to process message dataDone
Configurable custom flagging/labelsDone
Native PHP 5 codeDone
MIME code refactoringDone
New native PHP IMAP libraryDone
Full support for advanced IMAP caching extensions
[CONDSTORE (RFC 4551) and QRESYNC (RFC 5162)]
Done
Move alternative display frontends (DIMP, MIMP) into IMPDone

IMP 5.0 successfully parses both the original UW-IMAP MIME torture test and Ryan Finnie's updated MIME torture test. These tests can be found at ftp://ftp.horde.org/pub/imp/test/.