[TAG] IMAP4 vs POP3
Martin J Hooper
martinjh at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Nov 22 08:41:45 MSK 2005
Mike Orr wrote:
> On 11/21/05, Martin J Hooper <martinjh at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>I'm just curious as to what the difference between IMAP4 and POP3 mail is.
> Before POP and IMAP, the mail reader had to run on the server
> containing the mail. Either the user's workstation was the server
> (bad if it broke or the user moved), or the user telnetted to the
> server and ran a text program (bad if you like graphical programs;
> difficult to attach files), or ran a remote graphical program on the
> server (good for X-windows; bad for Windws/Macintosh). Or you could
> NFS-mount your mailbox (notoriously unreliable; easy to lose mail if
> two programs use different locking strategies or have substandard
> locking code).
Thanks Mike - Another quick question.. Can you filter messages on IMAP?
I am on quite a few mailing lists and it would be handy to do... ;)
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