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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"




On Wednesday 29 August 2018 06:37:25 Dan Purgert wrote:

> Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Wednesday 29 August 2018 06:05:52 Dan Purgert wrote:
> >> Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> > On Wednesday 29 August 2018 03:33:16 tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >> > [...] But because 99% of my ISP's users use IMAP, my ISP has
> >> > disabled fetchmails ability to delete a successfully pulled
> >> > email, I still need to log in daily  [...]
> >> >
> >> > So I'm an obnoxious old fart, show me an even better way, if you
> >> > can. Computers are supposed to do work FOR the user, not the
> >> > other way around by creating circuitous ways past the ticket
> >> > taker.
> >>
> >> Sounds a bit odd, since fetchmail can (apparently) be configured to
> >> tell the other end to delete the mails it pulls.
> >>
> >> Alternately, do they provide pop3 access?
> >
> > Yes, but fetchmails delete is ignored, so I have to keep the email
> > cleaned out with a web browser,
>
> aww, that's stupid.
>
> Maybe connect to it with tbird for the cleanup instead?  It'll at
> least let you go through everything without automatically downloading
> all the images / tracking cookies / etc.
>
> (as an aside, whoever came up with HTML-based email should be tarred
> and feathered).
Emasculated would be even better. :(


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