I've stumbled across a need lately that I'm SURE other people are
having, and was wondering if anything was out yet that fills that need.
I have my personal domain hosted with a company several hundred
miles away, which in the past wasn't a big deal at all. However, spam-
fighting efforts eventually led to almost all ISP's adopting POP-before-
SMTP authentication... you have to check mail through POP before you
can send mail through the server, to ensure that you're authorized to
use their SMTP resources.
The problem is that I prefer using the IMAP protocol to check my
email... and there doesn't seem to be an IMAP-first authentication
scheme to compliment POP-first. As such, if you're not able to use POP-
first authentication... then you need to use your own LAN or dial-in
ISP's SMTP server for outgoing mail. If you bounce around between
multiple offices and home, then changing your profile or account
settings every time you want to check mail can be ridiculous.
What I'm looking for is some kind of email client that can use IMAP
for message retrieval... and then a quick POP-authentication (not
actually downloading any messages) before sending with SMTP. Anything
cross platform, "Linux and MS-Windows" (Java-based?) would be lovely
icing on the cake... assuming that such a solution exists in the first
Anyone know of an email client that flexible?
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