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

David Rio Deiros driodeiros at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 02:45:10 EDT 2006

On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 01:49:19PM -0400, Mikel King wrote:
> On Apr 25, 2006, at 1:09 PM, michael wrote:
> >On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:42:59 -0700
> >David Rio Deiros <driodeiros at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>Hi there,
> >>
> >>I have been using mutt + fetchmail + procmail + msmtp for quite long
> >>time (four years). Fetchmail retrieves my email using pop3 against
> >>my a couple of servers (gmail and my work email). Procmail performs
> >>the filtering and puts the email in the right box.
> >>
> >>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?
> >>
> >>I have consider the possibility of using thunderbird but I want to
> >>keep using mutt.
> >>
> >>My questions are:
> >>
> >>How can I add some ubiquity without losing the benefits of my current
> >>configuration?
> >>
> >>What do you guys use for reading your email?
> >>
> >>Have a good day,
> >>
> >>David
> Ok so plan two would be to use a combo of procmail and one of the  
> IMAP sync apps in the ports tree, like isync or offlineimap. 

There is something that I don't understand,
How do you instruct procmail to deliver the email in an specific folder.
It is easy if you use a mailbox structure but in this case I would have
a maildir directory structure.

> There is also imapfilter , and you can use an updated version of  
> fetchmail to grab you imap box.

Does that include all the folders created in your imap box?


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