[LUNI] Best IMAP email provider?
Darren.Young at ChicagoGSB.edu
Wed Aug 16 22:16:04 CDT 2006
Speaking as a provider of IMAP to our customers, if we have a "mail" account it's automatically IMAP enabled (and POP as well). But, if I didn't have port 143 up and running nobody could IMAP.
We (and me personally) run Sun's messaging server. It's a bit, well, quite difficult to get up and running but once you do... Fetchmail down from whatever POP provider you have to your mail server and so long as you have a way to access that IP over the 'net, IMAP it all you want. If you don't want all that, fetchmail it down to a box that has WU-IMAP on it and go to town.
Personally, as one that's a "postmaster" of a large mail site, I don't know why more providers don't use IMAP instead of POP. Internally most commercial mail servers deal with message folders in IMAP format since it's the "lowest common denominator" in message storage, especially when you want user/INBOX and user/saved-messages kind of stuff "server side".
If you want some ways to deal with POP/IMAP syncronization Perlimatically, I have some scriptlets around that could help out.
From: luni-bounces at luni.org on behalf of Samir Faci
Sent: Wed 8/16/2006 2:35 PM
To: Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: [LUNI] Best IMAP email provider?
you can't really fool it into accepting it. They have to run an imap
server accepting connections. You can pull your emails from yahoo, msn,
whatever and push your email out unto an imap server. I've done that
before to consolidate my mail. use fetchmail or something like OE (for
hotmail) or http://www.ypopsemail.com/ (for yahoo). Then just copy the
emails up to your IMAP server.
> On 8/16/06, Samir Faci <samir at esamir.com> wrote:
>> Define use it? Do you want to transfer your email to your imap
>> Do you want to spoof you email to look as if it's sent from @yahoo.com?
>> have sbc dsl with yahoo and they don't provide imap service nor does
>> gmail. I've never used msn nor care to, but I don't believe they do
> I mean, is there any way to fool one of the major providers into accepting
> IMAP connections... I didn't think so but I was just checking.
> Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
samir at esamir.com
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