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Re: Gnus: caching message headers?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Gnus: caching message headers?
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:33:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> 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.
> I (respectfully!) disagree.  This means that each MUA has to reinvent what
> already exists on the server, that is, to reinvent its own IMAP-like
> implementation, to store emails and to locate information in emails.

If your MUA caches some email messages locally across sessions, then it
probably already has all that complexity ;-)


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