[Alpine-info] "Leave mail on server"?
Carlos E. R.
robin.listas at telefonica.net
Thu Aug 19 11:35:20 PDT 2010
On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, arfonrg at 1337mail.net wrote:
> What am I missing? How do I fix this? Is there a way for Pine to use the
> Eudora (Thunderbird) mbox files???
Yes. You just have to put a symlink in the directory where alpine searchs
for email to the one that Th. uses. Or the other way round - as long as
both programs are not running at the same time.
Caveat: Alpine can not update the Th indexes, nor viceversa. Meaning, that
a mail you read in one will not appear as "read" in the other one. Not
exactly, but close to.
But instead, I would use fetchmail to get the email.
I normally use fetchmail, which passes it to the system MTA (postfix,
sendmail, whatever), which can pass it to amavis-new for spam/virus
checks, which passes it over to procmail for delivery and further
filtering. It is simpler than it sounds :-)
Others use fetchmail feeding directly procmail.
Another setup is fetching in one computer which in turns serves the email
via imap, on the local network, to another computer, on which you could be
using alpine or whatever (even simultaneously).
Again, another setup, in the second computer, would synchronize a local
imap server to the master imap server (1st computer), so that after that
point the first computer can be powered-off and alpine would still get the
email via imap from the local imap server (off-line reading). I don't
remember right now the name of the tool to do this sync.
You see, multiple possibilities :-)
Carlos E. R.
(desde 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" en Elessar)
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