On 11/12/2012 05:55 PM, John Hinton wrote:
> A really good use for POP is for more sensitive email situations, such
> as legal, medical or financial. Some of our users want it 'off' the
> server soonest. But yes, IMAP is more the standard these days. We allow
> either using Dovecot. POP is faster, after a mailbox gets large. POP
> reduces online storage use and is easier to back up. There are
> advantages for some users and all administrators. So, to me, long live
> POP but we do encourage our users to set up their accounts using IMAP.
If the information in an email is sensible, then it should be encrypted.
If sensible information is transfered unencrypted then stored for a
while unencrypted on a server storage, then you can't really know who
has had access to it, can you?