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2011-09-05 18:47:56

On 5 Sep 2011, at 18:59, Hector Santos <hsantos(_at_)santronics(_dot_)com> 
Tony Finch wrote:

ODMR is better than POP in retaining the message envelope and not having the 
"keep mail on server" loophole.

I'm not quite seeing this if the comparison is with POP.  Can you elaborate?

POP has been abused for last-hop delivery to intermittently connected hosts, 
e.g. fetchmail, Microsoft SBS, the envelope-in-headers conventions that John 
Levine mentioned, et cetera ad nauseam. ODMR would have been a much better 
choice if it had been available five years earlier...

Also I don't like POP as an MUA protocol in the current world of plentiful 
server storage, multiple clients per user, and multiple mailboxes per account. 
It leads to too many accidentally deleted inboxes.

f.anthony.n.finch  <dot(_at_)dotat(_dot_)at>

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