PGP/MIME (Was: One alternative to SMTP for email: Confidant Mail)

Brian Minton brian at
Thu Mar 26 21:10:08 CET 2015

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On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 3:49 PM, MFPA
<2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at> wrote:
> Gmail is an email service provider, not an email client. They provide
> access via a webmail site for those who wish to process their email
> using a web browser, as well as by both POP and IMAP, for those who
> wish to process their email using an email client.

I meant what I said about them gmail being a client.  I agree that they
are also an email service, and it's true that you can access the gmail
mail service with imap, but I don't think it's as popular as their web
interface.  To be fair, I don't have any verifiable sources for that
claim.  But, doing so loses some of the best features of gmail (google
search on your inbox, google chat, conversation view, etc.)  Yes, I
know that lots of email clients have conversation view and search, but
for comparison, searching my ~12GB of mail on Thunderbird takes a lot
longer and is a lot clunkier of an interface than the nearly instant
search using gmail's web interface.
Version: GnuPG v1


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