Doormat argument about Voicemail dismissed by Court of Appeal
zenadsl6186 at zen.co.uk
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 zen.co.uk> 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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