[sylpheed:30309] Re: junk filtering not automatic

Stefaan A Eeckels Stefaan.Eeckels at ecc.lu
Tue Oct 31 18:02:49 JST 2006

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 20:55:55 -0800
Randy Dunlap <rdunlap at xenotime.net> wrote:

> Sounds like a catch 22.  If it's not well-supported in sylpheed,
> the number of sylpheed IMAP users will continue to be small.

IMAP would typically be useful to people who want to access their
mailbox from a number of systems that are geographically distant and
linked through slow links, or have an OS that has a non-network based

I work on many systems, but their GUIs are all X based, and it's far
easier to access my mail by launching sylpheed on my main workstation
through X than setting up an IMAP server. I have quite a few utilities
that scan the messages in my mail folders (which is why I like the MH
format Sylpheed uses), which would be more complex when they'd live on
an IMAP server. 

IMAP can also be useful in a corporate environment, but apart maybe from
Universities, most of that market belongs to Exchange/Outlook; Exchange
does offer POP3 access, but AFAIK not IMAP. And typically, whenever
IMAP is available, POP3 is too - and unless one really, really needs
that central mail store POP3 is faster, easier and more reliable.

In my humble opinion an Exchange connector would see far more use, and
open the corporate market to Sylpheed (I have been force to use
Evolution more than once in order to access mail on corporate networks
using a Unix workstation).

As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning,
and meaningful statements lose precision. -- Lotfi Zadeh 

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