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Re: isync vs mailsync

At 05 Sep 2001 09:43:09 +1000,
Brian May <bam@debian.org> wrote:
>     Colin> Brian May <bam@debian.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.

-- gotom

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