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[Nmh-workers] nmh with mobile devices [was: Re: replyfilter trouble with

From: Kevin Cosgrove
Subject: [Nmh-workers] nmh with mobile devices [was: Re: replyfilter trouble with messages from "XFINITY Connect Mobile App"]
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:33:26 -0700

On 17 March 2015 at 12:12, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:

> >[n]mh is still my favorite email client in combination with
> >exmh, and I've tried a LOT of clients.  I started with MH-3
> >from Rand.  At some point I need to figure out some way to
> >be mobile with nmh.  Wmh demonstrates a possibility.  See
> >http://wmh.sourceforge.net/ The would seem to be room for an
> >Android client, using exmh as a functional spec.
> The author of Wmh posted here a while back ... we went around on some
> performance problems he was encountering (I wish we could have helped
> him more; fixing those issues would require some significant changes).
> Part of the issue was some huge folders took a while to read with
> folder_read().

I see slow downs when running exmh over DSL and scanning a large
folder.  I'm not sure why.  It's quite a bit faster when running
exmh locally for the same large folder.

> FWIW, I store my nmh folders in AFS, and that mostly works well for
> mobility, but doesn't really solve the problem in the general case.

I'd forgotten about AFS.  It looks like there's quite a bit of 
interest in getting that to work on mobile devices.  But, I didn't 
see anything actually available for use.

> I suspect the only true long-term solution is IMAP, but that is a LOT
> of work (but if Heirloom mailx and mailutils can do it, I don't see
> any fundamental reason we cannot).

Ah yes, IMAP raises its head again.  I wouldn't trust me to code
anything in nmh.  But, I can test things and report results,
should this ever get off the ground.



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