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

David Rio Deiros driodeiros at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 02:44:42 EDT 2006

On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 01:39:36PM -0400, Scott wrote:
> 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 is the step that I don't understand. First, what does getmail
or fetchmail do when you retrieve using IMAP instead of  pop? Do 
you have a maildir structure?

> 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
> obvious?

> > 
> > 
> > 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
> periodically. 
> I hope this helps, I just have the feeling I'm missing something really
> obvious. 

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