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Linux E-mail by Ralf Hildebrandt, Patrick Ben Koetter, Magnus Back, Ian Haycox, David Rusenko, Carl Taylor, Alistair McDonald

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Using IMAP

As mentioned in the introduction, with IMAP, the mail is held on the server and might not be held on the client. This makes it ideal for organizations with a central administrative function, as it eases backups and also allows users to change the client computers they work at. However, this also means that the disk storage required to store an entire organizations e-mail will inevitably increase over time. This is particularly true when large attachments are sent or received. If users rely on being able to access their mailbox, they will be inconvenienced if the mail server is unavailable during their working hours. Some e-mail clients can be configured to make copies of e-mails, and so avoid interruption. By using IMAPs ability to ...

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