Re: cc'ing (was Re: Mozilla goes GTK+ instead of Qt)
Quoting Steve Lamb (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Sun, 1 Nov 1998 19:05:24 -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> >Not something I've ever missed -- IMAP is pretty useless IMHO.
> And you're talking about my negativity? IMAP is useful when:
Annoying, isn't it. :)
> 1: You access mail regularly from more than one location.
> For me this happens 5 times a week. I get my work mail at work, my home
> mail at home and check both from both places. For me to do that, currently,
> I have to archive up all my mail and accounts, throw them on a ZIP disk, and
> move them with me. With IMAP I set up the MUA on both ends with the same
> information and they, and the server, take care of the rest.
Well, shoot, I regularly access mail from four or five accounts from
half a dozen main and countless secondary locations. I don't use IMAP
either: what I do is telnet (or whatever) into the various locations and
read the mail there using mutt. Works like a charm from just about
anywhere, and doesn't require the installation of any client software.
(This is why I love CLI's and hate GUI's: try this trick with
> 2: You are on a slow link and regularly get large attachments.
> IMAP allows you to retrieve only one portion of the message or another.
> You *CAN* get the header and then just the body before getting any
> attachments. Saves when you don't have to download that 2-3Mb attachment to
> find out that you don't want it.
You get that same benefit with mutt over telnet...