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Re: Emacs mailreader that doesn't move the spool


From: Hikaru Ichijyo
Subject: Re: Emacs mailreader that doesn't move the spool
Date: 23 Oct 2013 22:02:32 GMT
User-agent: tin/2.0.1-20111224 ("Achenvoir") (UNIX) (Linux/3.3.4 (x86_64))

Jonathan Groll <address@hidden> wrote:

> Yes, it is possible - I read my mail via a local IMAP server 
> (dovecot). I don't do anything special and leave the mail as the 
> default mbox. I can switch between mutt and Emacs, if I want to (but 
> have never tried them both at the same time because of mbox 
> contention). To be explicit, in my case, mutt isn't configured to read 
> via IMAP but Emacs is, and the mail is in /var/spool/mail
> 
> Of course, an advantage to using an IMAP server is it means you can 
> sometimes use one mail client and sometimes use another, which seems 
> to be something you like to do.

Yes, I already have an IMAP daemon setup for users, so I could use it 
locally also.

Well...I suppose I could consider it a wishlist request for VM and/or 
Gnus then:  It would be nice if they could do in-place file locking of 
the system mail spool, like Mutt and Alpine do.  Maybe in a future 
version?  :)

-- 
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from
oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent
that will reach to himself.
                                        --Thomas Paine


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