Exec'ing a script from Cyrus when imapd has a client
xavier.bestel at free.fr
Mon Oct 26 13:37:58 EDT 2009
On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 10:07 -0700, David Lang wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Oct 2009, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > At Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:37:30 -0700 (PDT), David Lang <david.lang at digitalinsight.com> wrote:
> > Subject: Re: Exec'ing a script from Cyrus when imapd has a client
> >> I possibly missed it, but I didn't see anything that said that fetchmail was
> >> grabbing things via IMAP.
> > Yup, I think you missed it.
> >> if you have intermittent/expensive-per-min internet connectivity doing something
> >> like this has value.
> > Nope, not really. All modern useful IMAP clients can work offline too.
> > All another IMAP server is doing is adding to the complexity _and_
> > decreasing, i.e. lowering, the robustness of the overall solution.
> >> another reason to run your own server is just to be free from quotas. many ISPs
> >> have small mail quotas.
> > All modern useful IMAP clients can also store message locally -- moving
> > them from server to server, or server to local (or back), is as simple
> > as selecting and saving/dragging messages between folders.
> in my mind, having the IMAP client copy all messages to the local drive goes a
> long way to defeating the benifits of using IMAP in the first place.
The drive is not exactly local, it's on a separate server (which does
mainly mail and file server), which is accessed remotely or not,
depending on who uses it and when.
> what do you consider a 'modern IMAP client' that is actually reasonably
> efficiant to use? there are a lot of 'IMAP clients' out there that treat IMAP as
> if it was POP (downloading everything and then working on it locally, taking
> _no_ advantage of the server capabilities) I am interested in finding such a
> client because at the moment I am using pine and mulberry, both of which are
> very good at using the server, but not exactly 'modern'.
I admit I have yet to find the ideal IMAP client, efficiency-wise. But
that's another problem.
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