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Is email broken?

Dave Winer seems to think so.

I'd actually disagree with him. What's broken is the technology he's using to download his mail. POP3 isn't designed to handle the types of message we send today, nor the volumes of mail we tend to leave on our ISP's servers. Instead, we should be encouraging ISPs and end users to move to something more suitable: IMAP4. That way we can use mail clients that filter mail, handle server side folders, and all in all, get a much more effective tool for handling our mail.

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quercus
Aug. 20th, 2003 12:18 pm (UTC)
Well he's talking shite, isn't he.

BTW - What was it he said ?



I feel a T shirt coming on - "Dave Winer uses Outlook Express"
sbisson
Aug. 20th, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC)
Oh yes.