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Re: [Nmh-workers] imap with fuse

From: David Keijser
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] imap with fuse
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 2009 01:21:46 +0200

2009/10/9 Oliver Kiddle <address@hidden>:
> David Keijser wrote:
>> So I decided to try to do something about it and the result of a few
>> evenings hacking is a fuse filesystem for mounting imap mailboxes. It's
>> not fully functional yet but it's possible to scan for mail and move
>> messages and directories around with mv.
> I couldn't try it because it appears that the Python that comes with
> Debian is still too old. Also, my one IMAP account relies on SSL so I
> think I'd need to set up SSL tunnel or something. However, I definitely
> will try it later.
It's working with ssl, in fact it's only working with ssl. but in
theory it should
just be a matter of calling IMAP4 instead of IMAP4_SSL. This should be
but I have not had any need for it myself.

> For what it's worth, I think this is definitely the right approach
> for getting IMAP to work with MH. It avoids cluttering the rest of
> the MH code and solves the issue of allowing the IMAP connection to be
> maintained. Also, FUSE has now been ported elsewhere so it mightn't be
> to much of a Linux specific solution in the long term.
Didn't know that, but turns out there is even a MacFUSE project :)

> Oliver

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