[Alpine-info] Dumb beginner's question
dwm at xpasc.com
Wed Jan 12 15:49:30 PST 2011
I think there was a prior discussion sometime back on this or the pine
list of the notion of some tool which would make your system look like
a local mail server with a local mail spool. You'd configure alpine
to reference the local data for the inbox.
Don't recall any details.
On Wed, 12 Jan 2011, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
> Yeah, I think the work-around is to select all, save them into a
> folder (tmp-inbox, say) then let it grind, move into tmp-inbox and
> process your mail there. That way, navigation will be much faster.
> Ole J. Jacobsen
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> On Wed, 12 Jan 2011, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Jan 2011, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
> > >But: Suppose I have an inbox full of "important stuff". Is it possible
> > >to tell alpine to get all the messages and their attachments BEFORE I
> > >start reading them instead of that happening on a message by message
> > >basis as I start from the top? The way it works now is painfully slow.
> > It seems like you want essentially a local copy of your email.
> > Alpine doesn't do that (at least not for IMAP). (Long ago, I wished
> > for such a feature *optionally*, with the ability to blow away the local
> > cache at any time and never lose mail, since it'd still be on the server.)
> > You could select all then save to a local folder, or maybe alpine already
> > does what you want if you use POP (eww)..
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