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Re: [Nmh-workers] inc, slocal, procmail, ...

From: chad
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] inc, slocal, procmail, ...
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:03:41 -0800

On 08 Jan 2013, at 11:30, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:

>> One thing to keep in mind when thinking about that line is that inc is
>> typically synchronous, where our use of fetchmail/procmail (or whatever)
>> is asynchronous. By the time we step up to MH, everything is already in
>> a folder or in the local maildrop ready for +inbox (or already in
>> +inbox). I don't want to have to wait for inc to go to my remote server.
> I just timed inc ... to go to my POP server, which included Kerberos
> authentication (4 extra round trips), download a small test message
> (session was encrypted), write it out (to a network filesystem, no less),
> and exit, it took:
>        0.04 real         0.01 user         0.00 sys
> Are you really THAT impatient, Bill? :-)  Ok, fine ... going across the
> global internet for all that will be a lot worse.  But most of the time
> I never notice it unless there's a problem.

Bill has been known to use a satellite modem from a boat in the Pacific, so
he might care about network latency more than most. :-)

Is there still interest in offline IMAP support for NMH? That was eventually
a killer for me.


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