[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Sep 9 01:51:00 EEST 2008
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net> wrote:
> My problem with imap is I don't want to leave any email on a server or machine
> that isn't mine.  I have a couple of reasons for this the highlights are as
> follows.
> 1.  Nobody but me knows if I have even read the email.  They can see I've
> downloaded it and when but that doesn't mean I have read it.
> 2.  Government Subpena's - They would have to come to me unless the isp is
> keeping deleted emails for a long time, which they might be
> 3.  Tracking.  using IMAP, Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, the service can not only
> tell when you opened, but how many times you've opened it, whether you
> replied, who you replied too, etc, etc, etc.  No thanks, my email is my
> business and where I send them, file them and how I respond to them is my
> business.
> tim

While those reasons are certainly compelling and valid and part of my
consideration, I would add that the additional folder management that
IMAP does (which is supposed to be a positive) gets in the way of
offline email management.


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