[maemo-users] Diablo's Modest/Email

From: Alberto Garcia agarcia at igalia.com
Date: Thu Sep 11 20:06:56 EEST 2008
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:44:02AM -0600, Mark wrote:

> >> >> ...all of which can just as easily be done with POP3.
> >> > How can I have multiple e-mail folders with POP3 ?
> >> Use Procmail to filter and direct messages to different mail files
> >> (folders).
> > You mean in the mail server? And how can I switch between folders
> > using the POP3 protocol? How can I create/delete folders?

> I don't want to do a complete tutorial. If you learn to use
> Procmail, you'll see the answers.

I already know how to use procmail, thanks, but that's not the
question I'm asking.

> Folders can be created/deleted by the local email client (such as
> Pine), or at the command line.

Local email client? Command line? Are we talking about the same thing?

I think I'm asking a very simple question, but I might be wrong. I'll
try to explain the scenario again:

I have an e-mail account accessible via POP3 and I want to know if
I can have my e-mail there (classified in several folders) so I can
read/manage it using my POP3 e-mail client from any computer/device.

> There may be issues with the remote email client retrieving messages
> in anything other than the default inbox, though.

To my knowledge there's no way in POP3 to manage multiple folders
using the same account, could you point me to the RFC that describes
how to do it?

> the whole concept of serve-side email folder and file management
> seems like it's contrary to one's best interests.

I thought that you were the one who said that it was "highly arrogant
to try to tell people what they want".

> If you really want the features of IMAP on a POP3 system, just use a
> Web-based email client such as OpenWebMail

So there are features that IMAP has that POP3 doesn't ??

What are those features ??

Alberto García González

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