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Re: [Nmh-workers] SMTP/IMAP/POP Support

From: chad
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] SMTP/IMAP/POP Support
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 18:51:11 -0800

On Dec 3, 2010, at 6:03 PM, Michael Richardson wrote:

>  fetchmail --proto POP3 --mda "/usr/lib/mh/rcvstore -sequence novavision 
> +inbox" --logfile /var/tmp/nvmail.log mail.novavision.ca

I believe when I used to do something similar, I used slocal instead of 
rcvstore.  I'm sorry to say that I don't remember what made me switch, 
and I might have switched the other way.  If you have a second to look 
at slocal, it might be better for you.  Sorry I can't be more help.

> Others would like to access an IMAP server using nmh.  I concur with
> this use, but I'd also like to do the reverse:  access the email on my
> laptop via IMAP from *insert-favorite-mobile-device*.  (that's what
> end-to-end networking is about...)  Not just my inbox, but in fact all
> my email archives, the first ten years of which is not on my laptop at
> all.

This is basically what I used to do with nmh+fetchmail -- I pulled mail 
down from kpop/imap sources with fetchmail into nmh for normal 
reading with mh-e, and occasionally used a webmail client against the 
original imap/kpop source for those special cases.  It didn't handle all 
the corner-cases correctly, but it wasn't too bad.   A version of MH that
could speak IMAP natively seemed possible at the time, and I remember
brainstorming some hacks around the `anno' problem, but nothing ever
came of it, of course.

I switched away from mh-e/nmh a while ago when I suddenly needed 
to care more about Word attachments, formatted email, and the like.   
The built-in spam system was also a big incentive at the time.

Hope that helps,

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