Re: gnus disconnected mode
Adam Shand <email@example.com> writes:
> does it support disconnected mode imap? that is my one big remaining
> gripe about pine (and as far as i know mutt's imap support is more
> primitive then pines still).
Yes, it does. I tried it with 5.8.3 and it sort of worked (I can't
remember what problems I had). They're up to at least 5.8.7 now so
yeah, check it out. These days I'm on a cable modem so disconnected
mode is not as much of a priority, but: my machine goes to
sleep when I'm not using it, and that means various IMAP connections
time out with strange consequences. For example, five minutes ago I
sat down to continue reading debian-user which I hadn't touched for a
couple days. I was in the summary buffer and eventually Gnus said
"imap: no such process". So I had to nuke the summary buffer, go back
to the group buffer, run gnus-group-get-new-news, and create a new
summary buffer by selecting the group.
In other news (hah!) I've made several attempts at using Gnus as my
main mail-reader, but I invariably give up. Maybe because it's such a
huge hulking hairy beast. So I read debian-user with Gnus and all my
other folders in Pine.