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Re: Avoid POP3

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 10:31:27AM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> This is mostly a technical mailing list and the above definitions do not 
> have to entirely fit with the ones used to define a standard protocol¹. 
> Meaning, in plain English yes, "download" is a very generic term covering 
> many situations.
> But you seem to forgot the context here, that is POP3, and when it comes 
> to POP3 the "download" verb is closely linked to "fetch and remove" which 
> is the default operation any MUA does when you setup a POP3 account.

Well... I disagree.  When you download from a website, you don't expect the
thing you are downloading to be removed from the web server. Same for usenet
messages.  I tend to take expectations from one context to another. The verb I
associate with the common activity of download-and-remove for POP is "fetch".

Jon Dowland

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