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Re: Attracting newbies (Was Booting Debian/testing fails)

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On 02/06/07 21:54, Michael Pobega wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
>> On 02/06/07 21:05, Michael Pobega wrote:
>>> Stephen wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 08:44:38PM -0600 or thereabouts, Ron
>> Johnson wrote:
>>>>> On 02/06/07 20:37, Stephen wrote:
>>>>>> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 04:45:09PM -0500 or thereabouts, Michael
>> Pobega wrote:
>>>>>>> John K Masters wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> Eh, I tried Mutt and I really don't have the patience to work with
>>> something like that. Plus I archive all of my mail, so having Icedove do
>>> it for me automatically makes things so much easier in the end.
>>> Maybe I'll try out Mutt at some future date or when I'm forced to use it
>>> (Since I know how to configure it, should X die I can still talk on the
>>> mailing list), otherwise I really have no need to force myself to use
>>> it. I don't mind not getting geek creds.
>> Divorcing the task of *getting* mail from *reading* mail is a very
>> useful endeavor, though.  For example, you upgrade your system
>> tonight and it borks X, or even Icedove.   Then what?  You're boned.
>>  Sure, all your email is in standard mbox files, but in Icedove
>> directory trees.  Most aggravating to import into Mutt for the 3
>> days that X is hosed.
>> I have fetchmail, postfix & maildrop to grab and filter mails into
>> IMAP folders, and use courier-imap to fetch them.  Both Icedove and
>> Mutt (and Sylpheed and Evolution and KMail, etc) all understand
>> IMAP.  So, if something borks X (or if I go away for the weekend),
>> I'm still getting my mail and can read it from the console.
>> Geeky, yes, but practical.  My wife's box runs XP, but my box grabs
>> and filters her email.  Win-Tbird reads it from across the LAN.
> Do you mean that you have all of your mailboxes synced with one another?
> I'd love to be able to do that with Mutt and Icedove if possible. Any
> chance you have a URL to a walkthrough/HowTo on how to do something like
> that?

No, no, no.

ONE mail folder tree shared by *all* MUAs.  That is the beauty of
the IMAP protocol.

And mail delivered by a cron job.

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