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Re: [Orgmode] Re: Org mode and emacs email

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: Org mode and emacs email
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:16:51 -0400

Robert Goldman <address@hidden> wrote:

> Manuel Hermenegildo <herme <at> fi.upm.es> writes:
> > 
> > 
> > I have to say in VM's defense that it is working very well for me (and
> > has supported IMAP for a very long time) 
> Is this really true?  In my days of using VM --- I eventually gave it up for
> Thunderbird --- VM never had true IMAP support that could interact with 
> folders
> on the server.  All it did was use the IMAP protocol to populate its local 
> mail
> directory.  This isn't really full IMAP support, and it's not really adequate 
> if
> you want to get at your email from multiple different devices (hence my move 
> to
> Thunderbird).
> Has this changed?  I used VM for a long time, and wouldn't mind going back to
> it, if it could really talk to an IMAP server properly.  I don't see how the
> architecture could be fixed to make that possible, though.

>From the VM manual:

| IMAP Folders
| VM's traditional mode of operation is to treat all remote mail sources
| as spool files, pulling all mail down from remote sources into local
| folders and deleting the remote copies. But sometimes it is more
| convenient to treat a remote mail source as a folder instead of a spool
| file, manipulating the remote source as if it were a folder instead of
| just a holding area for incoming messages.
| The command vm-visit-imap-folder allows you to visit a IMAP mailbox as
| if it were a folder. When you visit a IMAP folder, VM will download
| copies of the messages that it finds there for you to read. If you
| delete and expunge messages in the local copy of the folder, the
| corresponding messages on the IMAP server will be removed when you save
| the changes with vm-save-folder.
| Message attributes (new, replied, filed, etc.) are stored on the IMAP
| server and are also cached locally. Labels cannot be stored on the IMAP
| server but you can use them lcoally.
| In order for VM to know about IMAP servers that you can access, you must
| declare them by setting the variable vm-imap-server-list. The variable's
| value should be a list of the form:
| IMAPDROP is a IMAP maildrop specification in the same format used by
| vm-spool-files.
| For example:
| (setq vm-imap-server-list '(
|       "imap-ssl:mail.foocorp.com:993:inbox:login:becky:*"
|       "imap:crickle.lex.ky.us:143:inbox:login:becky:*" ) )
| The mailbox (`inbox' in the example) is ignored; when when
| vm-visit-imap-folder asks for a folder name you can enter any folder
| that is acessible to you on the IMAP server.


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