Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1504 from 2003/2/24
After giving this a lot of thought, I have decided to phase out POP3 support from Iris. This will happen in the next few versions. Due to time constraints, I’ll realistically be able to do either good POP3 support or things like calendar and contacts.
I would like to have an option to store and access old mails locally without network connection, also so that it wouldn't remove them if removed from the server (at least if server purges them for some reason without manual user deletion). If that can be done with IMAP, I'll be fine without POP3 too. Protocol per se isn't that important to me, but it's just been that traditionally POP3 has acted like that for sure.
I don't know if an email client should have a calendar, that can be done with separate programs. Or what kind of calendar that would be? Would it be able to sync with Google Calendar etc and that's why you'd like to implement it to an email client?
Contacts would of course be nice in an email client, but I think it could be very simplistic. Just store names and email addresses, and have easy access to them when writing new mails. Or are you planning to sync these with something external too?