On 1/21/19 8:31 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 21/01/2019 15.49, Liam Proven wrote:
(Not "unfortunately" because I don't want to agree with Carlos!
"Unfortunately" because I like Thunderbird -- it's my favourite MUA.)
In your case, it could be a single local imap server.
Well, it could, but still there are issues.
 I run it at home. That means I need to open ports through the
firewall, which isn't mine. It means I need to leave a machine on all
day, which I usually don't. And there's the distinct possibility of
power outages etc. And I have to maintain an internet-facing server,
which I guess I have most of the skills to do but don't want to be
continually monitoring for exploits, etc.
 I run it on a host on the Net somewhere. That means paying more,
plus all the issues of maintenance etc. complicated by not being on-site.
 I find some other way of doing it in "the cloud", meaning I pay
_and_ I have to trust someone somewhere to host it, keep the instance
maintained and current, etc.
Or I use Google, which is free, has an excellent web interface, syncs
transparently with all my devices, and basically Just Works™ better than
anything else I know.
So I use Google.
For syncing in one direction only from gmail to your
would work, although I haven't tested in that situation.
I will look into that.
Gmail is, er,
It is. This is both good and bad.
Gmail does not use folders. It would put everything on
the same folder
I don't know about imapsync but to a conventional IMAP client, its tags
appear as folders. And you can nest tags, just to 2 levels but that is
all I need.
Wow. See this one:
«Q. How many days does it take to transfer X GB?
R. Basically it takes X days to transfer X GB per account.
Gmail has usage limits per day and use throttlers when
they are overtaken»
That sounds about right. :-(
A pain with MUAs, no issue with Google clients or the web.
My case is totally different. I get new mail from
gmail and others using
fetchmail, then process is and store under dovecot.
I use Gmail to consolidate all my other accounts. Currently, it collects
from my 28-year-old CIX account, my 23-year-old Hotmail and AOL
accounts, and my I-can't-remember-but-old Yahoo account.
I feel unable to handle mail on my tablet for long. A
family post or
two, with the gmail app.
It's fine for reading. Not good for replying.
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