On Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:36:43 -0500
Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2009-07-26 16:26, Celejar wrote:
> > On Sun, 26 Jul 2009 02:34:47 -0500
> > Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> On 2009-07-25 23:55, Celejar wrote:
> >>> On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:24:28 -0500
> >>> Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >>>> On 2009-07-24 00:07, Celejar wrote:
> >>>> [snip]
> >>>>> Sylpheed suffers from the same problem; my workaround is to maintain a
> >>>>> working getmail configuration, and when I know that I have a lot of
> >>>>> mail queued, my connection is slow, or I just want to use Sylpheed now
> >>>>> instead of waiting, I just download the mail from the cli with getmail,
> >>>>> and subsequently have Sylpheed incorporate it into its mail store
> >>>>> (which is a relatively quick process, even for fairly large amounts of
> >>>>> mail).
> >>>> Why not feed it directly to procmail or maildrop?
> >>> Maildrop, which I sometimes use, doesn't support the MH mailstores that
> >>> Sylpheed uses (by default). I suppose that I could use the nmh
> >>> utilities, but why bother?
> >> Or migrate away from mh in order to achieve the benefits of an MDA?
> > Again, why bother? What problem am I trying to solve? Sylph's
> > built-in MDA has the filtering capabilities that I need, and if I ever
> > actually do need the features of a dedicated MDA, I can always use my
> > gotmail configuration, delivering to the spool and subsequently
> > incorporating. I understand that using a GUI for MRA / MDA
> > functionality is not the most Unixy way to do things, but it works fine
> > for my needs.
> I thought you were complaining about Sylpheed being single-threaded
> and thus stalling/blocking during POP fetches.
Yes, it's a minor annoyance, and if it does bother me too much, I may
eventually adopt (one || some) of the suggestions in this thread. But
in the mean time, as I wrote above, if I know that I have a
considerable amount of mail or am limited by a slow network connection,
I just do the getmail / incorporation thing.
You're right, though. I really should set this up properly.
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