On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 01:09:33PM +1200, Don Stokes wrote:
Chris Wedgwood <cw(a)f00f.org> wrote:
On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 09:42:30AM +1200, Brian
If TED.G(a)xtra.co.nz is an alias of TEDG(a)xtra.co.nz then only one
message is placed in the box.
Sounds like a feature not a bug :)
Yep. The bug here is people using POP as a mail transport protocol.
It's not. It's a mailbox retrieval protocol. Putting a messaging into
a mailbox loses its envelope address information. Sure, you can hack
the header to retain that information, but it's a dreadful non-standard
If you really must use POP to retrieve multiple users' mail, use
multiple mailboxes and query 'em all. Better still, use a real
transport protocol. SMTP with ETRN or dial-up triggering strikes me as a
*much* better (if not perfect) solution.
Why's UUCP so evil? It's the best suited solution here. SMTP with ETRN
is rather a hack. UUCP is a solution that works well for non
well-connected hosts such as dial-up users.
That said, SMTP w/ ETRN fits in a lot easier with a lot of US-centric
software that assumes the user is always connected.
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