Steve Jorgensen wrote:
We have some users here that are using procmail, and
have just switched over to using netscape as their
mail reader. Unfortunately, netscape only seems to
think that there is only one mail spool per user.
The way netscape handles mail is that is sucks all
the mail out of the spool file, and adds some information
to each message, and creates its own file in the user's
Mail directory. From there a user can create multiple
mail file from their spool to categorize the information,
but this has to be done by hand.
If you try to have procmail do the categorization and just
write to those mail files created by netscape, netscape
gets confused about what has and hasn't been read previously,
and forces the user to remark most (if not all) articles
read again everytime they re-enter netscape.
Is there any way to make these two systems go exist
peacefully? Ideally, it would be nice to tell
netscape to watch several spool files and let it
cache them all itself, then the two won't write to
the same files. However, I looked for a way to set
this in netscape and am not having any luck..
Any ideas? Any help is appreciated.
Well, I'm having same trouble with netscape. However, there's something
interesting about controlling remotely your browser. In other words you
can send, over X windows, just about any command to netscape as if typed
from the keyboard or by mouse.
compressFolder is the magic command in this case, so it would look
$ netscape -noraise -remote 'compressFolder(job/smartlist)'
I have tried this from command line, but haven't included it in
.procmail, for it happened several times that netscape crashed during an
emptyTrash operation which involves compressing all folders.
My configuration is Netscape v3.0 gold on Alpha running DU4.0b.
BTW, does anybody know anything better than Netscape mail? I would like
it to be graphical and extensible, i.e. with normal calling interface as
to insert shell scripts or whatever.
Dejan Muhamedagic muja(_at_)galeb(_dot_)etf(_dot_)bg(_dot_)ac(_dot_)yu