Re: Internet Draft for flexible proxying of the mail protocols

Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon@messagingdirect.com> Thu, 28 September 2000 21:22 UTC

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From: Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon@messagingdirect.com>
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Subject: Re: Internet Draft for flexible proxying of the mail protocols
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On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Lee Thompson wrote:

> I wouldn't say POP3 is dying.   At least not from where I sit.    Most ISPs
> appear to not want to be message stores for people either.

A common misconception. Nothing requires an IMAP server provide anything
other than INBOX (or any folders at all for that matter), and both IMAP
and POP clients can decide to leave read messages on the server or not.

--lyndon