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Re: More emacs instances


From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: More emacs instances
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:45:18 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, Aug 17 2010, Richard Riley wrote:

> 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.

I know this topic is straying a bit and perhaps should be on the gnus
list, but since we're talking about it…

I am using gmail POP and want to switch to IMAP, using offlineimap.
Since I've been deleting mails from the server under POP usage, I've
only got the most recent month or so of mail on the gmail servers.

Now if I switch to a setup where gnus and offlineimap use the same
maildir for their mail, that means my old messages will be deleted (or
at least can't be stored in that maildir) when I switch to IMAP, right?
But if offlineimap populates a maildir, and gnus uses it as a mail
source to slurp up its messages, does that mean that from here on out
I'll have two copies of all my mail: offlineimap's maildir, and gnus'
group folders? Is it possible to delete the retrieved messages from
offlineimap's maildir, without confusing offlineimap?

I hope this makes sense! I'm sure there's a simple solution, and I'll be
backing up thoroughly before I mess with it, but I'd love to hear how
this works for other people…

Thanks!
Eric 

>
>> 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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