Re: asmail

Bartosz Wucke (
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 00:14:59 +0200

> Ok, this is a very good idea. I am putting "-" in right away,
> with the rest of letters I will have to check how it is done
> really.
> 	R - running (checking)
> 	F - general failure
> 	C - connection refused
> 	L - login problem (password)
> 	U - unreacheable
> I am trying to use letters that do not look alike here.

T- Timeout? (way too common on poor quality networks)

>>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.
> Well, IMAP is quite popular with me :) There is an inherent
> problem with the protocol though. If I am logged in to the
> IMAP server (like running my mail program), I cannot login
> the second time - it will say "the mailbox is already subscribed
> to" or something like that, meaning you already watch INBOX.
> That's a problem I cannot circumvent. If anybody knows how
> it can be configured away, let me know.

Well, POP3 won't allow two instances of the same login at once either. This 
creates race conditions between all biffs like asmail and the mailers, but I 
guess that's unavoidable...

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