[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 8 20:19:21 EEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Jonathan D. Proulx <jon at csail.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 06:46:07PM +0200, kenneth marken wrote:
> :also, the last time i checked the pop specification, it clearly showed the
> :download and delete as separate commands.
> absolutely true:
> POP3 Command Summary
> http://www.freesoft.org/CIE/RFC/1725/8.htm
> -Jon

The assertion that IMAP is better for use on multiple computers is
absolutely untrue, as I have had great success with POP3 on multiple
computers for many years. The truth is that I have more precise
control, with much less fussing and finagling, with POP3 than with
IMAP. As a matter of fact, most of the assertions about IMAP's
supposed advantages over POP3 are patently untrue.

The truth is that IMAP has some limitations of its own (ironically due
to its online server-oriented nature) that don't exist at all with
POP3, and while IMAP may be better for some, POP3 is far better for

It's the difference between Windows and Linux: IMAP is Windows,
bloated and trying to be all things to all people, whereas POP is
Linux, with the power to do *exactly* what you want it to do and do it
a lot more efficiently, you just have to know how to get it done.


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