Re: Sync Mail folders without imap
Karsten Heymann, 2001-Aug-13 02:04 +0200:
> Hello List,
> i'm new to this list (as my notebook to me) and have an issue:
> I want to sync my mailfolder on the notebook with the one on my
> mailserver/firewall. I found isync and mailsync, but both require
> running an imap-server on my mail machine which is not what i want. I'd
> prefer something like rsync or unison, but with syncing from modified
> mailboxes on both sides. Someone having an idea?
> I found a thread on this issue in the archives (geocrawler) from 99, but
> that was about slink and didn't help me. I'm running woody.
I use rsync to sync my ~/Mail directories from my laptop to
my backup server. I use maildirs, and it works nicely.
However, I don't use these mail directories on the backup
server, accept for reference and backup. I don't think rsync
will copy changes made on the backup server to my laptop, at
least I haven't determined that yet. I also like the fact
that I can use ssh to run the rsync process over.
rsync -e ssh -q --times --update --delete -r ~/stuff
You could also check out "catchup":
I haven't used catchup, so I can't comment.
Jeff Coppock Nortel Networks
Systems Engineer http://nortelnetworks.com
Major Accts. Santa Clara, CA