[CentOS] POP3 server

David resoplez at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 20:08:20 EDT 2010


ok, I will keep tight to RFC then.

Thanks for the answers.

David


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Tauno Williams" <awilliam at whitemice.org>
To: <centos at centos.org>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [CentOS] POP3 server


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.

-- 
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org> LPIC-1, Novell CLA
<http://www.whitemiceconsulting.com>
OpenGroupware, Cyrus IMAPd, Postfix, OpenLDAP, Samba

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