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Re: [opensuse-factory] Proposal: Let's move to a more modern platform
On 31/07/18 02:37 PM, Ronan Chagas wrote:

That begs the question: why would it be easier if you DID archive everything?

My laptop has 256 GiB of SSD. It is impractical to clone my e-mails archive
locally. So, in my laptop, if I want to search for a message and reply to it,
need to go to the online interface, search for the message, somehow send it to
me, and then reply. Notice, I still have to access web to do this.

And therein lies the difference between Thee and Mee! (as the saying goes)

Using IMAP I download NOTING (except possibly, in passing, the headers for
threading). However I still have access to everything that is still 'current'
on the server.
What 'current' may mean depends on the ML's algorithm, but generally I see at
least a month on the openSUSE lists I subscribe to, and can scroll back that

Since the messages NEVER get downloaded from my server account @ my ISP until I
explicitly do so or explicitly 'archive' them to either the 'archive' folder'
there or to the 'archive' under Dovecot indexing on my home server, this is not
a problem.

As for your laptop, well 256G is marvellous coma[red to the 16G I have on my
tablet for reading email. So I NEVER EVER download onto the machine I use for
reading mail. EVER.

Of course you may have a cheapskate ISP that limits the number of messages you
can backlog, the time period or the amount of space. Like they say "YMMV"
Also like they say "Here's a nickel kid, get yourself a better computer", Or

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there
is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind
pitiless indifference.
-- Richard Dawkins, River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995),
quoted from Victor J. Stenger, Has Science Found God? (2001)
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