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Re: To IMAP or not to IMAP

From: Kai Grossjohann
Subject: Re: To IMAP or not to IMAP
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 08:46:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux) (Jesse F. Hughes) writes:

> I've been thinking about setting up an imap server on my home machine,
> so that when I'm away, I can still read my email with fairly little
> overhead.  I think this means that each email folder will consist of a
> single file rather than multiple files, like nnml uses, and this
> probably means a change in nnir.  I hope it doesn't mean I have to
> search using the imap engine.  I understand that's pretty slow.

If you use the Agent, then you can keep local copies of the remote
articles.  The Agentized copy will have the nnml layout, more or
less, so that nnir should work out of the box.

But this requires that the Agent has everything.


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