[sylpheed:30317] Re: junk filtering not automatic

Stefaan A Eeckels Stefaan.Eeckels at ecc.lu
Tue Oct 31 21:39:01 JST 2006

On Tue, 31 Oct 2006 13:16:07 +0100
Colin Leroy <colin at colino.net> wrote:

> Probably about the same order of market share as Linux on the desktop,
> in other words.

But surely not all Linux users use IMAP :) - when used simply to
download messages it has no advantages over POP3. It's only when you
want to leave (most of) your mail on the server that IMAP starts to
make sense. And then it makes sense to do the SPAM filtering and virus
checking _before_ the messages are placed on the IMAP server. 

I appreciate that some providers (and Universities) don't do this, but
then why offering IMAP? I'm really interested in understanding this.

Take care,

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

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