[ILUG] Bandwidth friendly IMAP client.
nickm at go2.ie
Tue Sep 7 14:12:57 IST 2004
Lisa Muir wrote:
> Saw this, but it breaks the IMAP protocol because it doesnt allow me
> to view the sender and subject before giving me the option of
> downloading the message, it just blindly downloads ALL the messages.
> Thats pop my friend, not IMAP.
That's hardly breaking the protocol. Even though it's pretty stupid.
> Alas, it turns out that Microsoft are the only show in town when it
> comes to IMAP clients.
Haha. Last time I checked Outlook Express had major problems with IMAP,
in terms of getting confused about folder subscriptions and having
problems with deleted messages. I use Thunderbird, which isn't perfect
either, but at least it doesn't have regular major security flaws.
IMAP is an over engineered protocol and as a result is difficult to
implement. Nobody seems to have written a decent client yet...
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