Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_dev,
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Friends page via POP3

I had a simple but great idea just now in the shower (where all great ideas come, for some reason...)

Why not provide the friends page via POP3? I always talk about IMAP, but IMAP is a bitch to implement, and there aren't many good clients anyway. But tons of people can check POP... via webmail, via Hiptop Sidekicks / other phones, you name it.

I think it'd actually hit the server less, too, since clients would cache things they already have.

It's been ages since I did work with POP, but I remember the protocol is trivial. I'm not sure if I'd support the "delete from server" or not. There are a few minor complications, but pretty simple.

Adding this to mental wishlist.
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