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Re: [SLE] A trick to resend? [solved]
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 01:39:45 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0502020127480.12975@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Tuesday 2005-02-01 at 11:10 -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:

> > indexes or something similar, and created one message box
> > ("warning:...." press ok) for every folder, and I have a lot of them.
> > I had to hunt and click like a hundred of those message boxes.
> That's grotesque. I've never seen anything as bad as that.

Probably because the indexes were very outdated, like months.

> > I have nine (9) desktops - but in Gnome. I'm using KMail from inside
> > gnome ;-)
> Gnome? You're an odd duck, Carlos!

I know. I like kde, mind you. I just don't need all its fancy thinks, and
gnome is simpler. I started using it time ago because it was also faster
(it uses less resources). Kde is improving speed, I know.

> > I don't use a MUA to retrieve email, that is done by fetchmail, and
> > then sorted by procmail.
> I've never done that and I'm not sure I see the advantage. I have
> several mail accounts that I manage in KMail (as I did in Eudora before
> it). I subscribe to quite a few lists, including a few high-volume
> lists (none higher than SuSE-Linux-E@xxxxxxxx, though!) and I have a
> fairly extensive set of filters.

It is an old maxim in unix, using small programs for limited tasks, and
being very good at them. Fetchmail is good at fetching, procmail at
sorting, etc. They integrate with postfix for system mail, so I have all
the standard linux tools for handling it. And it doesn't depend on a
session being open.

And they don't crash nor fail :-)


> I KMail keeps all its extra indexing information outside the mail
> storage in its set "*.index" and "*.index.ids" files. No doubt the
> format of those files is particular to KMail and probably those files
> are ignored by other mailers.

I know, and that's a pity.

> > And now I'm answering with KMail. I like variety :-)
> Well, that's cool. I'm surprised that all those mailers get along as
> well as they seem to for you.

I wrote a micro howto on that, it is on the unofficial suse faq. But It is
easier to do the trick using an imap local server for storage, I'm told.

Carlos Robinson

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