Doormat argument about Voicemail dismissed by Court of Appeal

Ian Batten igb at
Mon Jul 1 15:20:21 BST 2013

On 1 Jul 2013, at 14:13, Roland Perry <lists at> wrote:

> In article <1276F98B-AE2D-4B2A-8040-0F5470BA18A5 at>, Ian Batten <igb at> writes
>> What proportion of email users are still using POP3 and downloading a local copy?  Single figure percent, I would suspect, compared to the vast
>> majority who are using webmail of some sort, and the geekerati who might be using IMAP4.  It implies a model of usage --- a single device with
>> substantial local storage, talking to a remote server with limited storage --- which simply doesn't apply today.
> Isn't also more to do with "always on" connectivity. Using webmail without it, is frankly useless. And if travelling overseas, not only is bandwith harder to find, it's often very expensive.

Would it be risking offence to suggest that you (and, indeed, I) may not be the most typical of users?

Being able to read previously-read email whilst disconnected may be something that people don't think about, rather than don't need, but I gather that gmail has quite a few users these days.


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