[ILUG] more mutt...
tbridge at vianetworks.ie
Tue Jan 8 12:39:02 GMT 2002
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At 12:08 08/01/2002 +0000, Chris Higgins wrote:
> > At 16:09 05/12/2001 +0000, Niall Brady wrote:
> > >IMAP... <sigh> if only... we have a deeply hairy and customised
> > >version of MMDF running here (a pet project of the admins here for
> > >years, work is still done on it from time to time!), so it'd be
> > >nightmarish at this moment in time to move over... longterm project
> > >methinks...
> > Ah yes - I remember it well.
>If that is fondness I'm hearing, then you truly are in need of
Nostalgia as much as fondness. I would point out I was only ever a user
in the Maths Department, not an admin. Also, I did like its mail
seperators - so much cleaner than mbox. Though I'm still unclear as to
whether it was elm or mmdf that consistently fscked up the seperators in
> > format (imagine dealing with a customer who kept emailing himself 3MB
>No need to imagine, and then said same person ring support asking to
>have all those mails deleted because he needs to get to an urgent email
>further down the mailbox, and then repeats the same process the next
>day, and the next, and the next...
I never realised we had so much pain in common :)
What was really bad was the times this big, fsck off mail file would simply
hang the POP session, so you had to rename it back, making sure not to nuke
any new mails in the spool file, only to have the customer repeat the
experience before you had a chance to go "sudo vi spoolfile". Maildir
was so much nicer, you could use good old fashioned rm to nuke the ruddy
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