[Dovecot] Disallow POP3 from deleting messages
dormitionskete at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 20 16:15:11 EET 2013
On Mar 20, 2013, at 7:51 AM, Thomas Leuxner wrote:
> * DormitionSkete at hotmail.com <dormitionskete at hotmail.com> 2013.03.20 14:35:
>>> Their Mail Clients natively support IMAP, so not sure why you would want to go with POP3 in this scenario.
>> Well, like I said, we have real slow upload speeds. I think POP3 would give a better user experience.
> The clients mentioned will cache the messages locally. They will download headers first while they will retrieve the rest in the background. iOS Devices will even apply thresholds on larger messages downloading them partly and completing the rest upon request.
My experience with IMAP over the internet with a couple of servers outside our monastery (while I was in it, and we have considerably better download speeds than upload) has always been that IMAP has always been incredibly slow. So, I've always just allowed users to connect to the IMAP server via webmail. It's slow, but usable.
I guess it's time to open a port in our firewall and do some testing with a couple of clients from outside. Maybe they'll work better than I've always assumed.
I appreciate the input, everybody.
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