Re: [Evolution] delete mail after xx days from POP3 server

On Sat, 2002-04-13 at 02:53, Rob Hassing wrote:
On Sat, 2002-04-13 at 05:18, Brian wrote:
On Fri, 2002-04-12 at 21:55, Paul Merlin wrote:
Le ven 12/04/2002 à 20:38, Jeffrey Stedfast a écrit :
There's no way to do this.
Is it a planned feature ??

If there's no way to do it, how can it be a planned feature? :)

POP was never really designed for leaving mail on the server at all, let
alone keeping an index of all messages, and then comparing how long
they've been in the cache or the timestamp in the header to determine if
they should be deleted.  Yes other mailers have pulled off this hack,
but it's really just better to use IMAP if users plan to leave the mail
on the server at all.

I agree that this use of POP might not be optimum.  However, sometimes
we don't get to choose which type of server we connect to, our employer
tells us what we get to use.

Also, being able to "pull off this hack" is moving more and more towards
the "basic needs" camp, and away from the "amazing feature" camp.  I
realize it removes a sense of control when some other application starts
to take over aspects of your design, but the fact is that email
applications are not new things, and most of our users are going to be
coming in to evolution from some other experience.  They will desire, if
not expect, all of those features that they had before.  The more of
them that can be provided, the happier they will be with this product.


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]