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

Ian Eiloart iane at
Thu Nov 15 08:03:38 EST 2007

--On 15 November 2007 14:05:43 +0200 Joon Radley <joon at> wrote:

> Hi Ian,
>> > 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.
> Yes it is a mailbox and there for part of the mail store. It is also part
> of the transport mechanism, when the mail is received. So it has a dual
> functionality.
> I define transport of mail as both the sending and receiving of mail.

Ok, that's a reasonable way to define the terms. Indeed, if the mechanism 
didn't have a place the email to go, then the transport could not take 

What I don't understand is that you seem to think that there's a 
possibility that email could be stored in some place that it can't be 
transported to. Where would that be?

Ian Eiloart
IT Services, University of Sussex

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