Re: Avoid POP3
Jesus arteche wrote:
We have a problem. We are building an app which uses Roundcube to
read mails. It's ok for IMAP accounts, but we need to read an account
provider who just uses POP3. We need to read it without download the
mails. There are some way to read the mails from POP3 account without
download...maybe a gateway to IMAP...some idea?
POP does not necessarily delete messages after downloading:
- the protocol specifies different commands for reading and deleting;
messages marked for deletion are deleted when the QUIT command is issued
- you may notice that a lot of mail clients have a preference setting
for whether or not to delete messages after reading
- one can assume that utilities and libraries for accessing POP accounts
provide similar options
Having said that, some of this is also configurable on the server side.
Different mail hosts will delete messages after a period of time, limit
the size of mailboxes, automatically delete messages after download, and
so forth. This behavior may or may not be under a user's control.
But your query raises a question: if you're building an app, why not
use a library routine to access mail servers? Roundcube is a client/app
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord> practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
- Avoid POP3
- From: Jesus arteche <email@example.com>