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Re: EDI over http?
> > Company1 Company 2
> > ----------------- ------------------
> > EDI Translator--imap4 client -------> imap4 server--EDI Translator
> > EDI Translator--imap4 server <------- Imap4 client-- EDI Translator
> > what is wrong with that?
> Sending email uses SMTP, retrieving email from a mailbox uses IMAP.
> IMAP has no value over SMTP except for off-line users that need a
> mailbox to hold messages while offline.
IMAP4 client, unlike POP/3, has the ability to send messages to an IMAP4
server, which will then forward the message as appropriate. This is the
only aspect of IMAP4 that is being proposed here. This setup, much like
HTTP, has no inherent store/forward capability.