[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Riku Voipio riku.voipio at movial.fi
Date: Wed Sep 10 15:09:43 EEST 2008
Mark wrote:
> Your setup may be able to handle IMAP just fine, but it could at least
> as easily handle POP3. If you're running it on an ARM system you
> clearly are not leaving messages (especially with large attachments)
> on the server indefinitely (there's no ARM system I know of that has
> the storage for that), so you're really using it as if it were a POP3
> system anyway...
There is literally hundreds of different ARM systems available
with IDE/SATA/USB ports that can scale to pretty much
unlimited quantities of storage. You can walk down to your
nearest well equipped computer store and by ARM system
with a terabyte of storage[1].

Please at least try to do some cursory research before spewing
lines to a public mailing list.
> Anyway, I didn't say that IMAP was a "resource hog" in the grand
> scheme of computing, only in comparison with POP3.
Is this too based on gut feeling or do you have some numbers
behind it? Using a indexing IMAP server such as dovecot together
with dovecot-mda will create pretty much no load whatsoever.
Other parts of the equation such spam and virus scanning are
going to hog much more resources.

[1] http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5637467946.html

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