Re: Failing to reproduce file hierarchy locally
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On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Andy Schofield wrote:
>> What I do is I run Dovecot locally as well as remotely. So I have e.g.
>> Evolution talk to the local Dovecot.
>> That way I get the benefits of Dovecot like its indexes. I recommend
>> doing that - also, that means you can be sure that you can have many
>> multiple local clients accessing the Maildirs over IMAP.
> Yes - I wondered about that. However my concern here is the issue of
> local caching. As far as I can see whenever a client gets an email
> message off an IMAP server it caches a local copy to reduce network
> traffic in case you look at the email again. However with a local server
> that is completely redundant and you will end up with two copies of
> every email on every client (one in ~/Maildir, and one wherever the
> client chooses to cache it).
I use alpine, which does not do local caching. Evolution and Thunderbird
cache headers but don't necessarily cache full messages; they only do that
if you use "offline mode" as I understand things.
>> You can special-case it in my Python function: if s == 'INBOX': return
>> '', or something like that. I would still suggest doing Maildir++ plus
>> IMAP on both ends, though.
> I had a couple of goes at this before sending the email to the list.
> Trouble is I don't speak python and am not completely clear on the
> required syntax of the nametrans command...
Ask again if you still need a hand with this and I'll help.
May cause drowsiness.