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Re: Avoid POP3



On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
> On 06/03/2011 07:02 AM, Camaleón wrote:
> [snip]
>>
>> And admittely, in such programs (like Getmail or Fetchmail) it is very
>> useful to have the "keep" option while configuring the application so you
>> don't delete e-mails unless you are sure they're well routed locally and
>> messages reach their inboxes.
>
> That's right.  Nothing worse than seeing dozens of emails disappearing
> because of a misconfigured MTA.

getmail is *not* an MTA. Be very cautious about that sort of claim, it
can come back and bite you when you least expect it.

The default POP client behavior of auto-snatching mail off the server
is an old, old, old problem, and one of the biggest reasons to throw
POP access out altogether and switch to IMAP.


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