[Dovecot] Sending email using IMAP
skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-bonn-rhein-sieg.de
Fri Nov 3 08:38:41 UTC 2006
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On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Jason Fesler wrote:
> Why not use the smtp *submission* port (and leave 25 disabled)?
> Also, SMTP auth is a good thing. Much better than the old cowboy days of
> just trusting some networks..
Well, one intention for mail via IMAP is that most people keep a copy in
their Sent folder, which is located remotely as well - in contrast to
POP3. So, you have only one transmission of the (same) contents.
Before you mention DSL, cable etc.pp.: there still people out there who
either cannot gain a well enough connection (for whatever reason, be it a
technical one or just money) or must share the line with plenty of others
or think about roaming people using GSM or UMTS.
I don't advocate Send-Mail-Via-Imap heavily, but I know the pros of it for
There is another one: Some mail clients have a really bad SMTP AUTH / TLS
implementation, in opposite to IMAP.
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