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Re: To IMAP or not to IMAP


From: Jesse F. Hughes
Subject: Re: To IMAP or not to IMAP
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:07:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090017 (Oort Gnus v0.17) XEmacs/21.4 (Reasonable Discussion, linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, address@hidden wrote:
>
>> I have this vague impression that nnml is more flexible and just
>> plain nicer than nnimap, but I'm not sure how or why.
>
> nnml is better for editing articles (`e' doesn't work in nnimap).  I
> like that feature a lot and miss it now that I'm using only IMAP.
>
> If you set up an IMAP server with a reasonable backend storage format
> (Maildir!), you should be able to rsync back and forth while still
> using IMAP.  You could even access the same mail store directly over
> NFS - Maildir is very good for that.  

I have an IMAP server that comes with Slackware.  How do I know
whether its backend storage format is compatible with Maildir?

What can I do with nnmaildir that I can't with nnimap?  I guess
editing, right?  Anything else?

> My feeling is, though, that you should stick with IMAP everywhere,
> for better or worse, and you'll be happier in the long term because
> your interface to mail will be consistent.

Thanks much
-- 
"I have to break the code of how [mere humans] work, and I have made a
lot of progress over years of effort, and I feel like I am close to
figuring out all the inner details of human wiring." 
   -- James S. Harris on the extra problems of conveying his research


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