Re: Avoid POP3
That's okay, but not for me (so I noted), at least not "technically
speaking" in this context where pop3, due to its own nature, inherits by
default a "download/fetch/get/retrieve and delete" action ;-)
The protocol is very specific - listing headers, downloading/reading
messages, marking messages for deletion, and actually deleting messages
(when a QUIT is issued) are very distinct operations that have to be
executed via different protocol transactions. There is no inherent
combined download/fetch/get/retrieve/delete action.
There may be default actions set up in a client, but those are client
and configuration specific.
There may be defaults and customizations on the server-side, but those
are external to the protocol (if a server deletes messages after they're
downloaded, that's completely outside the scope of POP3).
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord> practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra