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Re: Rmail-mbox branch

From: Paul Michael Reilly
Subject: Re: Rmail-mbox branch
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 09:55:28 -0400
User-agent: Thunderbird (X11/20080501)

Stefan Monnier wrote:
Here's my conundrum.  I'm married to IMAP, for better or worse.  I have my
mail on a very reliable RAID5, backed up, fast server.  One under my

Adding proper IMAP support to Rmail is between difficult and impossible,

Distressing but not surprising to hear. I'm guessing there has been discussions around this topic but I can't find any trace. Do you have a reference or can you elaborate?

but if you limit yourself to using the IMAP protocol in order to
download your messages (i.e. as if it were just POP), then it should be
pretty simple and indeed using GNU mailutils's code may give you this
feature for free.

I am getting my messages now using the mailutil movemail which will allow me to use both Rmail/mbox and Thunderbird on a daily basis.

We do want to bring Emacs's and mailutils's movemail closer.

This is very good to hear. What else can you tell me? Is someone working on it? Have constraints been established? Having movemail provide a "synchronize" operation for IMAP seems to make some sense to me but in due time I suppose.


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