[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 8 22:13:58 EEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 12:43 PM, Julius Szelagiewicz <julius at turtle.com> wrote:
> Say what? IMSP is Windoze and POP is Linux? horsefeathers! IMAP and POP
> are very, very different, so comparisons fail. The real power of IMAP
> becomes apparent when you want to see just the headers of the messages and
> decide which ones to download. POP just gets them for you, even if they
> are huge and your device is tiny and the bandwidth is negligible.

Um, no, maybe it's one of those "ugly hacks", but viewing just the
headers is possible with POP3. Also, telneting to pine gives the
equivalent functionality *without* any hacks.

> All that said, I still can't fathom why would anyone really want all the
> email on a mobile device that is prone to loss or failure when dropped.

I agree, and that's why I said I don't do that...

> Having a tiny Linux server that fetches all your email from all the
> sources, puts it in appropriate folders and presents it to you locally or
> remotely via POP and IMAP seems to me a far better solution that comes
> with automatic backups, mirrored drives and any number of safety and
> anti-spam features you'd want to use.
> Just my $0.02
> julius

That's a great idea, but only for those with the technical expertise...


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