[ILUG] imap question
waider at waider.ie
Thu Nov 14 16:12:35 GMT 2002
On November 14, padraig.brady at corvil.com said:
> I understand certain MUAs support leaving mail on server when using POP3.
> This is non standard/hacky though, so I would definitely stick with IMAP.
> In antefacto we had postfix + courier IMAP doing nested folders.
> According to Paul Kelly (on IRC) there is "a config option in main.cf
> to make postfix do the Maildir trick".
Well, no, it's not nonstandard. The POP protocol specifies that RETR
is used to retrieve a mail, and DELE is used to delete said
mail. Most, if not all, POP mailers allow you to either not send the
DELE at all, or only send it when you're purging locally deleted
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