...and if your server goes away and you get another server, you can move the offline copy of your old mail to your new server. Some of my oldest e-mails are from when I was using Outlook on Mac OS 8 or so. I was able to use IMAP to move them to newer servers.
I also have a bunch of old AOL messages, but I had to go to great lengths to decode their "cabinet" format (which was a total WTF) to extract them.
It is still a long-term goal of mine to use a microcontroller to make a USB Model M.
Yes, I know you can buy new keyboards with USB interfaces, made by the same people. Or that you can get a PS2/USB converter. It's not the same as having a genuine surplus Model M with a native USB interface.
Holy crap, I didn't realize that they took gopher support out of Mozilla Seamonkey at least two years ago. Now the Gopher servers have to support HTTP over port 70 to be usable by mere mortals. But I have a 2.0.14 from 2011 running on an old PPC 10.5 system and it still supports gopher:// URLs. So all is not lost.
So is gopher.quux.org now the only gopher server left in the entire universe?