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From: tidux@sdf•org
Subject: Re: NNCP proxy for Internet mail providers?
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 05:33:37 +0000	[thread overview]
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In-Reply-To: <87o879dd62.fsf@pop-os.i-did-not-set--mail-host-address--so-tickle-me>

On Wed, Oct 27, 2021 at 08:46:29PM -0700, Koushik Roy wrote:
> I'm curious, why not just cooperate with the local MDA? Is this
> specifically to avoid having a local mail daemon altogether?
> (Apologies if this mail gets mangled, I'm trying to switch away from
> digest mode which is making it inconvenient to directly reply.)
> - Koushik
The use case is basically "IMAP server as remote backups" where even if
your laptop gets run over by a truck you can still re-download all your
mail from the server.  This is half the reason many people use webmail
and other public IMAP/SMTP providers, so it makes sense to allow it as a

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-28  5:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-28  3:46 NNCP proxy for Internet mail providers? Koushik Roy
2021-10-28  5:33 ` tidux [this message]
2021-10-28  7:47   ` Sergey Matveev
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-10-26 23:25 tidux
2021-10-27  2:18 ` John Goerzen
2021-10-27  2:39   ` John Goerzen
2021-10-27  3:03     ` tidux
2021-10-27  8:19   ` Sergey Matveev