[Dovecot] dovecot is confused about mail_location

Eric Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Thu Nov 25 15:56:22 EET 2010

Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net>:
> fetchmail is good, I use it for my 'more general` mailing lists account
> which differs from this one, thats the one like linux kernel and bunch
> of others that gets around 300 msgs plus a day, so of course I only skim
> over them using pine :)

It's 14 years after I taught fetchmail to speak SMTP and I find people
still often fail to grok what that actually demonstrates. What it
means, I think, is that putting IMAP or POP in a MUA *at all* was
wrong, a historical mistake; it confuses transport-level issues with
user-agent-level stuff.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>
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