Author pitrou
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Date 2011-10-20.17:38:33
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> One could then continue processing, sending new transactions to the POP 
> server and getting responses. 

That's optimistic. You don't know how much data has been lost in readline(). Sure, again your test server, it happens to work :) But again other kinds of failing servers, your protocol session would end up confused.
So the only robust option is the following:

> tearing down the
> connection and rebuilding it, and restarting the POP processing from
> the beginning
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