[Alpine-info] formats for both Alpine and Thunderbird
Benjamin R. Haskell
alpine at benizi.com
Wed Feb 11 12:56:03 PST 2009
On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Andrew Morgan wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Feb 2009, Mike Miller wrote:
>> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
>>> The recommended solution is to use another format for the folder.
>>> Either mbx or mix do not have that problem.
>> Which mail formats can be used with both Alpine and Thunderbird?
> If you use Alpine and Thunderbird as an IMAP client, then the mail
> format is irrelevant.
As a further thought along those lines, if you're willing to invest some
time in it, it can be an educational experience setting up an IMAP server
on your own machine. Time commitment varies greatly depending on your O/S
and/or distribution. (e.g., under Gentoo Linux, I was able to install
Dovecot with a single command and then configure it within a span of about
20 minutes [with the admittedly big caveat that I'd gone through the
process several times before].) Same is true of installing an SMTP
server (which can be very useful while travelling, for example).
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