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Re: [SLE] Mutt with cable modem.
  • From: "Theo v. Werkhoven" <twe-suse.e@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 14:00:52 +0200
  • Message-id: <20020420140052.B866@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 09:22:44AM -0400, Keith Winston wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 07:28:30PM +0700, Brian Durant wrote:
> > Nope. I just want to be able to log onto a POP3 (or IMAP) server, list my
> > mails, throw out the spam, read the mails that I want to, reply to some and
> > then download the mails that I consider important enough to archive on my
> > hard disk. A cable modem connection means that it no longer is necessary to
> > download everything and then read/reply, etc. mail2web is just a gateway that
> > I don't need, as I see it. Unless... there really aren't any e-mail clients
> > out there that will do what I want :-( After all, Linux = choice.
>
> I don't think you can do what you want to with ANY POP3 client on
> any OS anywhere. POP3 was not designed to work that way, IMAP was.
> There might be POP3 commands that let you look at the headers of waiting
> mail without downloading them, and deleting them without downloading
> them, and you can tell POP3 to leave a copy of your messages on the
> server, but AFAIK, you HAVE to download them message to read it and/or
> reply to it with POP3. If there is a low level e-mail expert on the
> list, maybe they can confirm this.

telnet pop.isp.domain pop3
user <name>
pass <word>
list, dele, retr, stat

See RFC1939

Theo
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