[thelist] IMAP

Jack Timmons jorachim at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 11:53:00 CDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Jack Timmons <jorachim at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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).

Let me correct myself: OP's client will be using a mail agent, so
(hopefully) that won't be an issue.

Every time I've used IMAP was with a basic interface. Sorry for any

-Jack Timmons
Twitter: @codeacula

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