email pop3 question
Paul A. Procacci
pprocacci at datapipe.com
Thu Mar 13 03:15:26 UTC 2008
David Banning wrote:
> I am using dovecot email on my server - Users can connect via IMAP or POP3.
> I have a user who is using pop3 but not removing the email from the
> server - so the email stays on the server, -and- it is collecting on their
> computer - as the emails build up, will there be a problem with this?
> For IMAP it stays on the server, so I assume the server will not be presented
> with any problem - but will the user suffer any problem eventually?
The assumption that just because the user is using IMAP will alleviate
any problems isn't necessarily true.
I'd suggest getting over to the dovecot mailling lists and asking them
specifically the same question.
I don't use dovecot exclusively where I work, but generally when there
is a problem, it's because of a user
having way too much email. Whether the user keeps their mail on the
server via pop or uses imap exclusively, the
majority of the time it takes to grab headers and/or parse through all
the emails is limited by disk.
It's not uncommon for some of our users to have 4000+ emails in their
inbox, and it's not uncommon for me to tell them
why their pop/imap client is slow.
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