Re: isync vs mailsync
At 05 Sep 2001 09:43:09 +1000,
Brian May <email@example.com> wrote:
> Colin> Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> In my search for a "perfect" offline IMAP client(TM) I have
> >> looked at isync vs mailsync.
> Colin> What's wrong with Gnus? Perhaps with the Agent? I admit
> Colin> I've never tried disconnected IMAP with it, but I see
> Colin> people talking about it on the ding lists.
> Gnus seems to be slow and inefficient. In online mode, it doesn't seem
> to cache anything for any reason, so just reading a message you read
> seconds ago requires downloading it again. It also means that messages
> need to be downloaded again for offline reading.
wanderlust (package: wl) ?
It is also slow but it has nice feature including
mail caching and imap disconnect mode.
> Despite these problems, Gnus is the only program I have seen that will
> highlight replies to my mail, something I find very valuable in large
> mailing lists like this one.
> Another alternative that looked good last time I tried was Mozilla, as
> it seems to have very good off-line mail support. However, it was
> buggy and often refused to enter mail groups for no good reason, so I
> gave up on that. Eventually I will have to try it again.
wanderlust suits your purpose.
I also had trouble to select imap offline cache program previously,
but wanderlust took me the answer.