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Re: [Bulk] Re: [opensuse] How do i win some space back?
  • From: Anton Aylward <anton.aylward@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 13:51:48 -0500
  • Message-id: <4CFFD3C4.6010102@xxxxxxxxxx>
Oddball said the following on 12/08/2010 12:54 PM:

I do not quite understand: You read the messages on the server with
imap, and they stay there, until i remotely delete them?
pop3 you can choose to leave the messages on the server, or when you
change these the will be deleted on the server, but stay resistant
residing somwhere unseen in TB.
What is the real advantage(s) in imap above pop3?

Think about what you said.
"You (with pop3) can choose to lave the messages on the server"
But you normally don't.
And you _always_ download the message.

With IMAP you get (some) of the headers.
If and only if you choose, on the basis of the header, to read the
message, does it get downloaded.
You can filter or delete the messages without ever having read them.

Wisdom is earned through bitter experience.
Idiocy comes easily.
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