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POP3 UIDL - pop3-leave-mail-on-server (was: [PATCH] GnuTLS support on Wo

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: POP3 UIDL - pop3-leave-mail-on-server (was: [PATCH] GnuTLS support on Woe32)
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:54:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Mar 09 2011, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen wrote:

> address@hidden (Claudio Bley) writes:
>> It retrieves unique message IDs and is pretty vital in implementing
>> leave-messages-on-server support for POP3 (which I require).
> I didn't know that was actually possible.  Do many people use that?  

It has been requested quite often.  See the comments around

,----[ gnus/lisp/pop3.el ]
| (defcustom pop3-leave-mail-on-server nil
|   "*Non-nil if the mail is to be left on the POP server after fetching.
| If `pop3-leave-mail-on-server' is non-nil the mail is to be left
| on the POP server after fetching.  Note that POP servers maintain
| no state information between sessions, so what the client
| believes is there and what is actually there may not match up.
| If they do not, then you may get duplicate mails or the whole
| thing can fall apart and leave you with a corrupt mailbox."
|   ;; We can't use the UILD support from XEmacs mail-lib or cvs.m17n.org:
|   ;; http://thread.gmane.org/address@hidden
|   ;; http://thread.gmane.org/address@hidden
|   ;; Any volunteer to re-implement this?
|   :version "22.1" ;; Oort Gnus
|   :type 'boolean
|   :group 'pop3)

BTW, I don't know why you removed the corresponding warnings from
`pop3-movemail' with this commit:

,----[ git log - gnus/lisp/pop3.el ]
| commit 119a867afc587c9261730362a6478fc3801df1b5
| Author: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden>
| Date:   Thu Sep 9 16:06:38 2010 +0200
|     Remove pop3-movemail and rename pop3-streaming-movemail to pop3-movemail.

> And why not just use IMAP instead?

Some mail providers don't offer IMAP (for free).

> If it's a popular way to read email, I can certainly have a peek at
> implementing an nnpop backend for Gnus...

Bye, Reiner.
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