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Re: More emacs instances


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: More emacs instances
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 20:00:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andrea Crotti <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>
>> This isnt a problem. Each one is a different
>> gnus-secondary-select-method.
>>
>
> Yes that's clear.
> But the power of offlineimap is that I would be able to clone only one
> Maildir with everything inside.

I dont see how that is the power. You can clone multiple accounts with
offlineimap.

> If I don't do that and want to write from other clients than I have to
> clone the gnus state, which is a bit harder than just one Maildir

No you dont. The other clients offlineimap too from the original imap
sources. You dont just clone or copy the maildir.

I see with pop3 there might be an issue. But most providers do IMAP.

>
> So I should bounce every mail I get to the imap account and the manage
> everything from there to make it work.
>
> I'm even wondering if it would not be better to have a dovecot running,
> and create a big imap with all my accounts (without the redirection
> then).
>
> In this way I can even remove my mails from gmail and synchronize that
> account with other clients.

Let say you have 3 email accounts out there on the intertubes. Configure
offlineimap to sync with a local maildir for each account and copy that
config (.offlineimaprc) to each client. Each client does its OWN
offlineimap. Well, thats how my setup works and it seems fine.

Here is my .offlineimaprc to give you an idea

,----
| [general]
| accounts = riley,shamrock,friends
| ui = Noninteractive.Quiet
| maxconnections = 5
| maxsyncaccounts = 5
| realdelete = no
| autorefresh = 0 
| quick = 0
| 
| [Account riley]
| localrepository = rileyLocal
| remoterepository = rileyIMAP
| 
| [Repository rileyLocal]
| type=Maildir
| localfolders = ~/.Maildir/.riley
| 
| [Repository rileyIMAP]
| type = Gmail
| remotehost = imap.gmail.com
| remoteuser = address@hidden
| remotepass = **
| 
| [Account shamrock]
| localrepository = shamrockLocal
| remoterepository = shamrockIMAP
| 
| [Repository shamrockLocal]
| type=Maildir
| localfolders = ~/.Maildir/.shamrock
| 
| [Repository shamrockIMAP]
| type = Gmail
| remotehost = imap.gmail.com
| remoteuser = address@hidden
| remotepass = **
| 
| [Account friends]
| localrepository = friendsLocal
| remoterepository = friendsIMAP
| 
| [Repository friendsLocal]
| type=Maildir
| localfolders = ~/.Maildir/.friends
| 
| [Repository friendsIMAP]
| type = Gmail
| remotehost = imap.gmail.com
| remoteuser = address@hidden
| remotepass = **
`----



>
> I could have two advantages:
> - don't leave on their servers my stuff
> - make it as bigger as I want

You want to leave it on their servers : its a failsafe then.

>
>> I dont really understand what you mean. Some smtp servers (gmail being
>> one) dont allow you to send from your authenticated smtp using a
>> different name. Hence msmtp.
>
> Ah I didn't know that, but I was quite sure that a few times when using
> one other smtp didn't work I used gmail as smtp, and it worked anyway.

It would work but it attaches your gmail id you used to authenticate to
the smtp server in the "from". Or it used to.

>
> Thanks a lot!




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