[thelist] IMAP

Jack Timmons jorachim at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 11:50:33 CDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Sarah Adams <sarahwbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> > ==>> in this case he doesn't like it, but also the client is
> > tech-challenged and educating him is a very laborious task which is
> > difficult to bill for. <<==
> Sound to me like IMAP is the perfect thing for him. POP may have made
> sense in the days of dial-up and smaller hard disks, but these days I
> don't know why everyone isn't using IMAP.
> I heart IMAP.

Because mail is often confined to a set amount of allowable space, and for
most users, IMAP would cause them to fill that space up quickly.

Remember: Most casual interwebbers (Read: Most of your clients and/or your
boss) don't know to delete their Trash -and- Sent Items folder. Therefore,
using POP (provided the client deletes the e-mails from the server) ensures
they don't run into that issue.

To the OP: You need to be user that they -do- clear out their Sent
Items/Trash as appropriate. There is no such thing as unlimited email (even
Gmail gives everyone a set amount of space, as crazy huge as it is).

-Jack Timmons
Twitter: @codeacula

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