[LUNI] Best IMAP email provider?
samir at esamir.com
Thu Aug 17 17:40:45 CDT 2006
Well, that's one of the main reasons I run my own mailserv. I have
about 4 gigs of emails. 2 Gigs on personal account and 2 gigs on work
account plus various email setup for lists that gets flushed out every
once in a while.
Also, the fact that I can search all these archives is incredibly
useful, go back 3 years and search every email you've received. It's
freaking awesome IMO.
On Thu, 2006-08-17 at 09:05 -0500, Kevin Hill wrote:
> Young, Darren wrote:
> > We (and me personally) run Sun's messaging server.
> We do too, I'm sorry... :)
> > 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".
> I think its precisely because its so convenient for users to use IMAP
> folders to provide easy access to their email from any computer. POP
> forces people to get mail off of the servers thereby greatly reducing
> the amount of disk space that needs maintaining. Here at work we have
> quotas, but people generally get an increase just by asking, and we have
> several users keeping over 2GB of stuff in their IMAP accounts. I don't
> think anyone would knowingly do that with POP. I have seen it done
> accidentally though. :)
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