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> No more IMAP!!

Why is that a big deal? I've worked with IMAP, and it's not that bad.




> I've worked with IMAP, and it's not that bad.

I don't believe you.

Every email account provider is different in horrible, horrible ways.


It really is. It's ancient, stateful, no one is compliant (everyone has their own extensions), doesn't provide easy syncing, and the guarantees for id consistency, well, aren't there. You can't simply say 'this was the last delta I saw, give me all the updates for my entire user'. That's why email clients spend so long 'syncing' across all the mailboxes.




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