Doormat argument about Voicemail dismissed by Court of Appeal

Peter Fairbrother zenadsl6186 at
Mon Jul 1 18:39:53 BST 2013

On 01/07/13 12:34, Ian Batten wrote:
> On 30 Jun 2013, at 17:28, Peter Fairbrother<zenadsl6186 at>  wrote:
>> BTW, some IPSs delete email when downloaded,
> 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.

My ISP (Zen) certainly does it the POP3/delete way, I think perhaps for 
privacy reasons rather than for server space reasons.

I can use webmail as well/instead if I want; emails are not deleted y 
default from the server if I do, only when downloaded to my main 
machine's email program. This means my main machine has copies of all my 
emails, but I can still access email from a laptop or cafe if needed.

I think it is a good solution.

I also do not think that the proportion of users who exclusively use 
webmail and never download a local copy is considerably less than 90 
percent. Suppose someone sends you a family photo as an attachment? 
Local copies are much more convenient, indeed almost essential, then.

-- Peter Fairbrother

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