[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Thu Sep 11 18:13:40 EEST 2008
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 3:17 AM, Alberto Garcia <agarcia at igalia.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 08:32:43PM -0600, Mark wrote:
>> The bottom line is that IMAP is totally unnecessary and irrelevant.
>> It's yet another case of a competing standard that only complicates
>> the world and doesn't provide any real advantages.
> I frankly don't understand this...
> Going to the basics, last time I checked you could download all
> your messages from an IMAP server just like you would do with a POP
> server, but you also had the option to leave the messages in the
> server (classified in different folders if you want to) in case
> you want to keep all your mail there and read it from different
> computers/devices. Which as far as I can tell is very convenient for
> many people.
> So what's exactly the problem? You don't think that's an advantage for
> anyone or is it just that it's not an advantage for you?
> --
> Alberto García González
> http://people.igalia.com/berto/

...all of which can just as easily be done with POP3. The problem is
that there is NO advantage for IMAP. It's just another pointlessly
competing standard.


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