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Re: From Gnus to mu4e


From: Bastien
Subject: Re: From Gnus to mu4e
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:11:57 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Suvayu,

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

>>   + you said you're running Dovecot. Gnus could also directly access the
>>   local maildir without a local imap server the way mu4e does, couldn't
>>   it ? What's the benefit of running it ?
>
> Probably Bastien has more up to date comments, but last time I looked, I
> found Gnus's support for maildir rather poor.  There were a few issues,
> it didn't respect the usual maildir flags and stored its own flags
> withing the maildir.  So along with incorrect flag, the mail store took
> about ~70% more disk space.  It was also a bit slow, despite everything
> being local.  My impression is based on the status from about 2-3 years
> back, so things might have improved a lot by now.

I find it reasonably OK right now, but this is very subjective of course.

-- 
 Bastien



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