[Dovecot] IMAP vs. POP3

Stéphane Guedon stephane at 22decembre.eu
Thu Apr 28 20:54:37 EEST 2011

On Thursday 28 April 2011 19:31:49 Matt wrote:
> Does IMAP create much additional system load vs. POP3?

in fact imap move the load :

in pop, all classment of mail, spam filtering... is done by your computer (the 
mail client)

in imap, this filtering is done by the server

The question is : where do you want the work to be done ? In the server, just 
as the mail arrive, hop, in the correct folder... or on your computer ?

in imap you, of course, have the load of mail files inside the server, whereas 
this load is on the client for pop.

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