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Re: Gnus: caching message headers?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Gnus: caching message headers?
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:29:58 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <> writes:

>> it seems to work.  Is there a way to tell gnus-agent to create only a cache
>> of headers, that is, to not store a local copy of the emails that have
>> been read?
> Interesting.  IMO nowadays MUAs should work by systematically
> maintaining a full local copy of your mailboxes/folders.

Setting `gnus-use-cache' to t will save everything. I can't remember if
there are any knobs for limiting the total disk space used, etc.

> [ And ideally, the IMAP protocol would be replaced by something like the
>   Git protocol for that, so something like `git pull`, and `git push` would
>   be used to fetch new mail and update flags, delete messages on the
>   remote server, ...  ]

Now this is just crazy talk :) But have you looked a JMAP?

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