[Techtalk] Using Evolution and Pine

Mary Gardiner mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org
Sun Oct 29 22:00:11 UTC 2006

On Sun, Oct 29, 2006, David Sumbler wrote:
> Ha - now that sounds like a good idea which I hadn't thought of, never
> having used IMAP.
> I need to look into this.

The most common model is to have IMAP on whatever remote machine the
mail normally sits on. For some people this is their ISP's mail server,
for others it's their home server, whatever. You can, for example, use
fetchmail to get mail from the ISP server, and then share the folders on
whatever machine you downloaded to via IMAP. People who switch clients
on the one machine, or who don't trust mail clients with direct access
to their mail folders (their locking is seldom as good as an IMAP
server's) sometimes run an IMAP server on their desktop or laptop.

If you are going to be, say, taking a laptop on the road and wish to
read your mail when you can't access the IMAP server, many mail clients
have an "offline" or "synchonise" mode where it will keep full copies of
all mails locally so that you can read them without being connected to
IMAP at that very moment.


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