quietly....

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Feb 3 16:47:44 CST 2011


On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:25:14 EST, Lamar Owen said:
> If it were peer-to-peer at that connection there would be no POP3 or IMAP
> stacks needed to go get the mail, rather, every workstation would receive its
> mail directly through SMTP.

ETRN (RFC1985) FTW.

Just because you don't use it, or don't realize it's there, doesn't mean the
protocol doesn't already support it.

(Of course, the operational problem with ETRN is that it in fact *does*
implement "every workstation gets its mail directly through SMTP", when the
actual need is "every *mail recipient*". POP included that whole concept of
USER/PASS so you could snarf down the mail queued for one recipient, not one
workstation.)

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