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Re: Setting up gnus: read on local, store remote (but not on mailserver)

From: supermiri123
Subject: Re: Setting up gnus: read on local, store remote (but not on mailserver)
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:34:07 -0800 (PST)
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> To answer your last question first: If only one Emacs machine will ever
> be the client in this setup, and you are not using an external utility
> like offlineimap or fetchmail directly on the mailbox, you could get
> away with using nnml over TRAMP.  The advantage of nnmaildir is that,
> unlike MH-style mailboxes like nnml, the maildir layout is designed to
> be suitable for non-locking use, i.e. reading mail even as another 
> program is putting stuff into the inbox.  Therefore it's an excellent
> choice for a mailbox hosted on a central server for multiple clients to
> use.

OK, since it is indeed the case that only one emacs at a time will be client, I 
will stick with nnml.  At least this has the advantage that I can simply copy 
the old mail archive then.

I guess that one drawback of the whole setup will be that regexp-searching mail 
articles will become much slower, right?  After all, emacs will have to fetch 
each message / file separately via ssh, check whether it matches...  Well, I'll 

Many thanks for your help!


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