storing password lists in mails to myself on IMAP?

Remco Post at
Thu Feb 15 21:29:02 CET 2007

Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> Nomen Nescio wrote:
>> Given that this is an IMAP account it's possible those temp
>> files exist on the IMAP server. :-(
> Can you point me to an IMAP client which does this?  Or to part of the
> IMAP RFC which lists "storing arbitrary data for the client's use on the
> server" as a feature?  Or an IMAP server which supports this?

most mail-clients store draft e-mails on the imap server, thunderbird
does this with user-interaction, others might do the same without you
knowing. Anything can be stored on the mailserver as a mail-message.

> Otherwise, this seems to be paranoid fantasy.

Not really. I can very well inmagine it happening without you knowing.
Of course, local temp diskspace is usually faster than an imap servers,
so very few applications will safe unfinished mail on imap without you

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