[ubuntu-uk] (no subject)now: my messed up emails!

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Nov 8 11:38:43 GMT 2007

Hi Tony,

On Thu, 2007-11-08 at 11:32 +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
> Thsi si true, but bear in mind that messages will be left in your inbox
> on the server. Some clients may also get confused about what has been
> read and what has not, so you may end up processing messages more than
> once if you connect from different locations. You also end up with
> different set sof messages on different clients, so it's not perfect.

True. I use a perfect mail client though :) *cough* :)

> If you file messages away in different mailboxes/folders, then these too
> are stored on the server and not locally (unless cached). This means you
> get a consistent view of your complete set of mailboxes regardless of
> which client or where you connect from.

Another great bonus of IMAP yes! I use Evolution on 3 different
computers, mutt directly on the mail server and the default mail app on
my palm PDA. IMAP rocks!

> Personally, I would avoid POP all together and go for IMAP every time.


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