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Bug#919906: ITP: pullimap -- Pull mails from an IMAP mailbox and deliver them via SMTP or LMTP

On Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 05:33:02PM +0100, Guilhem Moulin wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Guilhem Moulin <guilhem@debian.org>
> * Package name    : pullimap
>   Version         : 0.4
>   Upstream Author : Guilhem Moulin <guilhem@fripost.org>
> * URL             : https://git.guilhem.org/interimap/about/
> * License         : GPL-3+
>   Programming Lang: Perl
>   Description     : Pull mails from an IMAP mailbox and deliver them via SMTP or LMTP
> PullIMAP retrieves messages from an IMAP mailbox and deliver them to an
> SMTP or LMTP transmission channel.  It can also remove old messages after
> a configurable retention period.
> A statefile is used to keep track of the mailbox's UIDVALIDITY and UIDNEXT
> values.  While PullIMAP is running, the statefile is also used to keep
> track of UIDs being delivered, which avoids duplicate deliveries if the
> process is interrupted.
> PullIMAP supports the COMPRESS=DEFLATE extension from [RFC4978].  It is
> enabled by default on servers advertising it, in order to reduce network
> traffic.
> See also https://guilhem.org/man/pullimap.1.html .

Hmm, as a Perl programmer, I do understand the spirit of "there's more
than one way to do it", so please do not take this as an objection of
any kind, but still I feel curious: what are pullimap's advantages over


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