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Re: Pop 3 server timeouts

> > I also recall when we used old fashioned mailboxes,
> > that one of the popular POP3 servers violated the RFC by allowing
> > individual messages to be deleted after they had successfully been
> > downloaded.

I think that program was cucipop 
(http://freshmeat.net/projects/cucipop/). I downloaded the tar file and 
had a look through the "FEATURES" it lists:

"It also supports an optional autodelete mechanism, so that any           
RETReived message is automatically deleted"

Otherwise the program is old (last updated in 1998), non-free and I 
suspect no longer in Debian.

On Tuesday 04 October 2005 13:37, Paul TBBle Hampson wrote:

> I'm surprised MS Outlook doesn't handle this, I never had such a
> problem when I've used it.

Most of our customers do not have problems, only a few using certain 3rd 
party networks. The problem only happens if the download is interrupted 
(eg in turning off your modem halfway through downloading mail).

> Otherwise, someone has suggested IMAP, which Outlook does support,
> give or take.

We do support IMAP connections as well as a Webmail interface. However 
making use of these requires some initiative on the part of the end 



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