[ILUG] Bandwidth friendly IMAP client.
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Tue Sep 7 13:19:20 IST 2004
Thanks guys for your feedback..... BUT.....
On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 20:43:40 +0100, Gareth Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie> wrote:
> Thunderbird will quite happily download and store messages locally,
> if you select to make the folders available offline. It does NOT do this
> by default.
> Just go to 'Tools' | 'Account Settings...' and the 'Offline & Disk
> Space' section will allow you to set which folders you wish to make
> available 'locally' (which means a locally cached copy is synchronised
> when the server is available.) I think this is the behaviour you're
> looking for.
Saw this, but it breaks the IMAP protocol because it doesnt allow me
to view the sender and subject before giving me the option of
downloading the message, it just blindly downloads ALL the messages.
Thats pop my friend, not IMAP.
> Niall O Broin wrote:
> > On 6 Sep 2004, at 18:22, Lisa Muir wrote:
> >> Can anyone recommend a bandwidth friendly IMAP client for linux?
> >> It seems that KMail and Thunderbird don't cache downloaded messages,
> >> so after I view the 2Mb solicited marketing message, poof, its gone
> >> once I stop viewing it, and I have to download it all over again
> >> everytime I want to refer to it.
> > I believe that the latest KMail, as delivered with KDE 3.3, does
> > support disconnected IMAP folders. I haven't used it yet, so I can't
> > comment on how well it works.
Yeah, I saw this too, and couldnt for the life of me work out how to
switch it on. Revisited it yesterday after your message and discovered
that you have to set this at the time of creating the IMAP account in
Kmail, and select "diconnected imap" as the server type.
So I promptly deleted my IMAP server settings, and created a
disconnected IMAP account, and voilla, lost my inbox, and then in a
repition of what Firefox does, it goes off and does a POP of my
maildirs. The inbox would probably be recoverable after it downloaded
all the subscribed mail folders contents, but I must have 600 megs up
on the server at the moment and while its nice to have access to it
when I need it, I ain't downloading all that crap to every workstation
that I move around to.
Alas, it turns out that Microsoft are the only show in town when it
comes to IMAP clients. I can grab someones desk, setup my IMAP
account, pin point messages that I want to download, have them and
only them available offline, dump the local copy if needbe. Its a road
warriers dream. Had hoped there was something else out there to fill
the void for linux. Its either webimap or microsoft for a professional
solution it seems with the webimap being less than professional as it
doesnt really client side cache large attachments.
Thanks anyway for the help,
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