[CentOS] POP3 server

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Fri Oct 22 10:43:09 EDT 2010


On Sat, 2010-10-23 at 01:32 +1100, Ben McGinnes wrote: 
> On 22/10/10 3:10 AM, David wrote:
> > I was hoping Dovecot could be not so RFC compliant in this matter. Anyway if 
> > gets the DELE command the message arrived safely to the client.

The feature you want would result in inconsistencies in some cases;
nothing is going to implement that behavior.

> > Any other POP3 server not so RFC compliant?
> > Thanks for the answer.
> Breaking RFCs to get the functions you want is a *bad* idea.  What
> happens if you get hit by a bus and someone else has to deal with the
> issue, sees that the config is "broken" and "fixes" it.
> You're much better off using a protocol which supports an immediate
> delete from the server, like IMAP.  Unless, of course, the issue is with
> a lack of disk space on the server.

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