[nycbug-talk] Introducing some ubiquity to my email configuration

Scott scottro at nyc.rr.com
Tue Apr 25 13:39:36 EDT 2006

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On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 09:42:59AM -0700, David Rio Deiros wrote:
> Hi there,
> I see a problem with this configuration though: All my email is
> removed from the server and is stored in my laptop, which means
> I have to backup the email periodically. Also, I always have to
> use my laptop to read/retrieve my email otherwise I would end up
> having my emails in different places.
> The logical solution seems to be IMAP. But if I use IMAP, I am going to 
> lose all the procmail filtering magic since the email will be
> stored in the server. Am I right?

For what it's worth, getmail enables you to use IMAP or Pop (I assume
fetchmail does as well).  Then, I send it to maildrop (thanks Tillman,
if you see this) which filters it.  This will work with both IMAP and
Pop.  Getmail gives you the option to remove the messages from the
server or not and only download new messages. 

Can't you do that with fetchmail?  Then, feed the downloaded stuff to
procmail and leave it on the server?   Or am I missing something

> What do you guys use for reading your email?

My eyes.  <ducks and runs, sorry, couldn't resist>  

One caveat to what I've written above is that I seldom have mail I want
to save.  I have a special saved mbox, however, which I do back up

I hope this helps, I just have the feeling I'm missing something really

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