email pop3 question
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Sun Mar 16 07:41:51 UTC 2008
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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of David Banning
> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:49 PM
> To: questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: email pop3 question
> 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?
It depends on a lot of variables.
For example, I have a 64-bit mailserver running uw-imapd. I have
a 500MB mailbox with around 16,000 e-mail messages in it. When I
connect with Outlook, it takes about a minute for the server and
client to sync with each other. Beyond that, it's not even noticable.
However, some of the webmail clients do have a lot of problems
with this large of a mailbox.
With POP3 you start having problems with more than a couple hundred
messages in the inbox.
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