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From: Sergey Matveev <stargrave@stargrave•org>
Subject: Re: NNCP proxy for Internet mail providers?
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2021 10:47:58 +0300	[thread overview]
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*** tidux@sdf•org [2021-10-28 05:33]:
>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.

Personally I use Postfix'es "always_bcc" feature to make a copy of all
passing through correspondence, copying/backuping it separately. This is
for the case when I accidentally loose my main server/laptop. I can Bcc
to another server, storing all correspondence in single mbox/maildir.
They can be easily rsync-ed. In my opinion IMAP is a huge over engineering
and lack of simplicity and flexibility, if all you need is just a
storage, mainly append-only as a backup. However I am possibly far from
most user's use-cases related to email, because I have never ever used
IMAP at all, except for POP3 to download and remove correspondence from
public mail servers.

Sergey Matveev (
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  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-28  7:57 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
2021-10-28  7:47   ` Sergey Matveev [this message]
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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