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Re: Recipient is offline

2011-09-05 19:31:01

But the same reasons POP3 exist is that not all users can be or wish to be "mini-sysops." Point systems (which is what ODMR is) can be popular, but more especially when the user became less dependent on having any kind of "server" software install, like a QWK mail reader or POP3/IMAP/NEWS readers or just web browser. You were able to roam around. It is not at all odd that eventually heavy users do eventually install a point system of some sort without the need to become full time servers.

I just noting by having a "mini-server" with an ODMR client, just shifts the "Keep Mail Over Server" to the mini server presuming the user will be using a Mail Reader that picks up mail from his mini server.


Tony Finch wrote:
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.

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