Re: asmail

Bartosz Wucke (
Fri, 27 Sep 2002 23:04:05 +0200

> * Give us some diagnostics when running (maybe just separate icon entries?)
>   for "error", "server error", "checking" - so we would know there's actually
>   no new mail, not that our network could be down.

I actually thought it would be useful to know, which account this applies to. 
It could be used in "separate accounts counts display" mode, by replacing 
numbers with letters (like P for "wrong Password, N for inability to reach the 
remote host (Net down), R for "connection Refused (pop3 service down), X for 
"other errors" (like non-pop3 service on given port), etc. Also, using "-" 
instead of "0" would be much better readable as "no messages")
*grin* This way all the net admins here get a wonderful net monitoring utility 
free :) Just watch for "R"unning change to "N"et down :)

> For example, I had no intention to go into the protocol support.
> What is meant, actually, by "secure connection"? Is that IMAP/SSL
> or just POP/MD5? I suspect the answer will be "both" :)

Yes. :) Although from what I know, nowadays POP3 took over the "market" and 
IMAP+SSL is rare enough that we don't need to worry much about it. Somebody 
correct me if I'm wrong.

							B. Wucke

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