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Re: Recent spam increase



On 2006-10-24 10:30:28 -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > Not just MUAs do IMAP. MDAs can do it too. And procmail is also a
> > MDA (according to its documentation). However procmail is no longer
> > developed and is too old to support IMAP. But couldn't mailagent
> > support IMAP via a Perl module?
> 
>     Er... how and why? I'm really confused on where IMAP and MDAs
>  ever meet. The normal chain is like this:
> 
> MTA->MDA->Mail Store->IMAP->MUA

Yes, in a perfect world. But one may have several mail accounts.
So, one may want to retrieve mail from one account by POP or IMAP
and store it to an IMAP mailbox (from which all the mail from
every account is read with a MUA). But one doesn't necessarily
have a SSH access to the machine that hosts the IMAP server.
Hence the possible need to deliver with the IMAP protocol (a
forward to another address that corresponds to the IMAP mailbox
may be another solution, but nowadays this is not necessarily
reliable due to buggy spam filters and so on -- seen that!).

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