[Alpine-info] Alpine and Gmail issues
jbastian at redhat.com
Wed Apr 28 11:46:28 PDT 2010
On Wed, 28 Apr 2010, Mark Crispin wrote:
> Thunderbird is not an IMAP client. It is a glorified POP client that
> babbles IMAP protocol. It only uses IMAP to synchronize a local copy of
> your email. Check your hard drive -- all your messages are copied there!
The default settings in Thunderbird enable "Message Synchronizing" which
will keep an offline cache of your mail so you can work, well, offline.
This setting is easily changed, though. Go to
File -> Offline -> Offline Settings
Edit -> Account Settings -> [Your account] -> Synchronization & Storage
and turn off the checkbox for "Keep messages for this account on this
computer." (You may have to clean up the old offline cache files
I disabled the offline cache a while ago for my accounts and it no longer
keeps local copies of my mail.
You will find, however, *.msf files for each folder which are header
caches. I believe this feature has been requested for alpine in the past.
I know mutt added it at some point.
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