Collaboration replacement via Toltec/Bynari (was How many people to admin a Cyrus system?)

Ian Eiloart iane at
Thu Nov 15 06:28:06 EST 2007

--On 14 November 2007 13:26:22 +0200 Joon Radley <joon at> wrote:

> In IMAP this gets a bit blurred as the INBOX is also
> the mechanism for receiving new mail.

No, an INBOX is simply a mailbox. It's a place that you can deliver email 
to, and read email from. With the right delivery agent, it's possible to 
deliver email to any mailbox, so there's nothing particularly special about 
the INBOX except that it's the default mailbox.

It would be a bit stupid to deliver email to a place that you can't read 
it, or vice versa.

>  Using the POP3 moves the mail from the
> IMAP4 INBOX to the Outlook Inbox.

So, now we have to say "In POP3 this gets a bit blurred as the Outlook 
inbox is also a mechanism for receiving new mail". Heck, wherever you read 
the email, it got delivered there by some means.

Ian Eiloart
IT Services, University of Sussex

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