On 11/30/2012 5:24 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 01.12.2012 00:19, schrieb Stan Hoeppner:
>> On 11/30/2012 4:48 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> in the real world submission is useless if IMAP is down
>>> because the client will fail to store in "sent messages"
>> In the real world most road warriors use POP, not IMAP, and those with
>> consistent connectivity that do make use of IMAP do it via web mail. So
>> the "sent items" folder isn't an issue. Note the OP mentioned "laptop
>> users" as his submitters, not desktop users. "Laptop" implies roaming,
>> or he'd have used a different descriptive term.
> in the real world THSE DAYS especially road warriors use IMAP
> and not POP3! notebook, workstation, tablet, smartphone
Germany is not the U.S., and neither are Czechoslovakia. The preferred
protocol is dictated by availability of connectivity. There are large
swaths of the U.S., mainly the midwest, that have poor connectivity.
Road warriors traveling in these areas will prefer POP. I'm sure the
same is true in other parts of the world with sparse tower population.
> have fun with your cummunication as business user if you think
> "sent items" folder isn't an issue
For many users having a universal "sent items" folder, or INBOX for that
matter, is impractical. Most of the road warriors I know (and BTW "road
warrior" by definition is a traveling salesperson using a car and roads
for movement, not flights between cities) use separate mailboxes on
their smart phones and laptops. The smart phone account, maybe more
than one, is used for ad hoc communication with clients, friends,
family, etc, and sometimes home office personnel. The account used via
the laptop is for "official business" only. With such a setup a
"universal" sent items folder is unnecessary, and often unwanted. For
With many companies in the US, the company provides the laptop to the
road warrior, complete with company mailbox, AND spyware, keystroke
logger, etc. The road warrior provides his/her own phone, and uses a
separate public email provider (gmail) specifically to prevent "big
brother" from seeing all of his/her communications. Here the universal
sent items folder is absolutely NOT desirable, especially if it resides
on the company IMAP server, where all emails can be spied upon.