Exec'ing a script from Cyrus when imapd has a client
david.lang at digitalinsight.com
Fri Oct 23 16:00:34 EDT 2009
On Fri, 23 Oct 2009, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> At Thu, 22 Oct 2009 18:43:41 -0700 (PDT), David Lang <david.lang at digitalinsight.com> wrote:
> Subject: Re: Exec'ing a script from Cyrus when imapd has a client
>> there can be cases where you are providing mail services for several people, or
>> have multiple machines you use yourself where having an IMAP server is
> Neither of those things make any real sense whatsoever. They certainly
> don't define any clear requirements that make sense in this context.
> Every modern and useful IMAP-capable MUA can collect e-mail from any
> combination of many IMAP servers anywhere and everywhere all at once.
> If "fetchmail" can fetch the mail from an IMAP server, then so can any
> Just get rid of all the unnecessary complexity in the middle and just
> use the MUA for what it's designed to be used for!
as long as you are willing to limit yourself to a single MUA on a single
if you want to be able to access your mail from different devices you need a
mail server, not just a MUA
>> now, it's unusual to use something like this without having a full MTA, but it's
>> not unheard of.
> It's not unusual for people to create all kinds of crazy complicated
> setups that have no real purpose, in every domain in life.
> I'm sure I make my own life more complicated than it needs to be in some ways.
> However things do not _need_ to be made more complicated than necessary,
> Here the OP's question provides a perfect clue showing that something is
> far more complicated than it needs to be because we see that it will
> even have to get more complex (and even less robust) before it begins to
> work the way it would actually work without any of this unnecessary
> complexity in the middle in the first place.
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