Can you tell us the behaviour we should expect when using Chilkat Mail (.NET component) in the following scenario:
· Two clients (A and B) are accessing the same POP3 mailbox at the same time, using the same userid
· Client A is downloading a large email message
· Client B attempts to delete that same message, while Client A is still downloading it
asked Aug 22 '12 at 11:35
The POP3 protocol is such that a properly implemented server should handle this situation without a problem.
From the POP3 RFC:
After a POP3 client authenticates, it has a snapshot of the messages in the maildrop. Activity from other POP3 clients will not change this view, even if a message is deleted by the other client.
If a message is deleted by another POP3 client session, then the update will be seen only after quitting the session and re-establishing a new session. Therefore, a download in progress is not affected by activity from other POP3 client sessions.
answered Aug 22 '12 at 11:42