On 10 Apr 2003 Jim Correia (jim(_dot_)correia(_at_)pobox(_dot_)com) wrote:
On Thursday, April 10, 2003, at 08:09 PM, Andrew Edelstein wrote:
Every IMAP client I've ever used would check any folder/s I
want for new mail. All you have to do is tell your MUA to
"subscribe" to the folders you want checked. (Or rather, tell
you rserver you are subscribed to the folder. Any IMAP client
that connects to that account after that will check all your
What IMAP clients have you used?
I'm also curious to hear what IMAP clients you've used Andrew...
For my IMAP page (see my sig), I'm always curious to hear about
good IMAP clients, especially ones that are good at checking for
new messages. Other things that come into play here are
* Are you running your IMAP client(s) on a remote system (e.g.,
in an ssh window or in a web browser) or on your local computer?
* How fast is the connection from the machine your
IMAP client is on to the various IMAP servers?
* How many IMAP servers do you connect to?
* How many mailboxes on the various IMAP servers do you check?
For me, I run my IMAP clients on my local Mac OS X system and I
have a 56K dial-up connection to the Net. I access over 20 IMAP
servers and hundreds of mailboxes. Part of the reason that this
is so extreme is because I'm doing research for my IMAP and
spam-filtering pages. Mulberry is great at tracking my incoming
mailboxes, but it doesn't tell me any details about the content
of the incoming messages. That's why I prefer 'tail -f pmlog' (on
the server where most of my personal correspondence arrives) and
why I'll probably write some recipes to do the kind of thing that
David is doing. Another advantage of having one mailbox that just
tracks, for example:
is that it serves as a log of all your incoming mail on all your
IMAP servers (that use procmail) that is very fast to search via
BTW, I'm thinking that I might use either the Cc or Newsgroups header for
I'm curious what you use David. I just want something that I can
search and sort on, mainly in Pine, but other IMAP clients would
be useful. I don't mind if I corrupt the original Cc header so
that's probably the one that makes the most sense. Remember this
is just for log purposes and a pointer to where the message was
Any ideas about this are welcome,
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