RE: Recommendations for Email client?
On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Jon Burchmore wrote:
> > I would like to suggest that you split the retrieval/sorting/filtering
> > duties from the Email client (MUA).
> > You can use fetchmail to download all your email from multiple accounts.
> > Then you use smail/procmail or exim to sort and deliver it locally.
> > Then, all your MUA has to do is be able to read from different folders.
> Unfortunately, this would eliminate the major advantage of IMAP. I read
> my mail from two different locations (home and work) and up to 5 different
> computers. Storing the mail locally really isn't an option, although I
> suppose I could make *copies* of it instead of moving it from the mailserver
> to a local machine.
Isn't that basically what IMAP does? There is an fetchmail option to
leave mail on each or some of the mailservers. Cheers.
Colin Telmer, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada