on Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 07:14:25PM +0200, Anton Zinoviev (email@example.com) wrote: > Hi! > > The Debian mailing lists produce big trafic of email. If I want to > follow them regularly I have to use a slow and expensive connection to > Internet (low quality phone line or mobile phone). I tried to use > offlineimap but this was only to realise that I can afford it. May be > other people have symilar problems (mobile computers, etc.). > > Certainly I am not interested in every message. May be there is some > way to control which messages will be copied from the server to the > computer I use? Is the following scenario possible somehow: First, I > connect to Internet in order to get automaticaly the first messages > from each thread. Then read the received messages offline. Next by > some "subscription" mechanism I connect again and receive all messages > from threads I have selected. > > I can install software both on my computer and on the server I use. > It would be nice however to find a solution that will not require to > install anything on the server. Recommendations: - Usenet. Browse topics and pull selected bodies. - Procmail forward. Retrieve the list to another system, and set up a procmail (or other mail filtering) ruleset which selects messages to forward by author, subject, or keywords, possibly using scoring rules. - Remote mail: Sounds like you tried offlineimap and didn't like it, but it or an ssh session to the system your mail lives on might work. - RSS feed. Posibly customized. Generate a feed with a digest of subject, author, and a brief abstract of (possibly: selected) messages. Review this and pull bodies from a mail=>web interface of some sort. Probably requires some engineering work on your part, but could be really useful. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Spread the real scoop on Xenu and The Church of Scientology, link <a href="http://xenu.net/";>Scientology</a> on your website.
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