Anyone following RELENG_5_2?
fcash-ml at sd73.bc.ca
Wed Jul 21 10:57:50 PDT 2004
> Jesse Guardiani wrote:
>> Chris wrote:
>> How is that working out for you? (Kmail -> Thunderbird)
>> I've always felt that KMail is a superior mail client, especially
>> when it comes to IMAP, but I'd love to be able to use something that
>> runs on Win32 too. How much mail do you manage daily, and do you use
> KMail is nice - however, for IMAP, KMail does NOT support the use of
> email filters. (Booo) Perhaps in an upcoming release it may.
I kinda like that there are no client-side filters for IMAP. Let the
server handle that just once, when the mail comes in, rather than
downloading all messages, checking the filters, moving the messages
around, and so on. Seems like too much work for too little effort.
The server usually has more CPU / RAM so let it handle the filtering.
> The Mozilla site has a how-to if you need to "export" your email from
> KMail. Mind you, I use the term export lightly.
> It's time consuming but rather straight to the point. I did it, and I
> am very happy I did so. T-Bird does support IMAP (Coo) but I don't
> use it thus far.
Once you use IMAP, you'll never want to touch a POP client again.
Having *all* of you e-mail available from anywhere, at anytime,
without worrying about hacks like "keep a copy on the server" is
great. Throw a webmail client onto your IMAP server for those times
when you don't have access to a full-blown IMAP client, and you're
golden. About 3 years ago, I switched to using SquirrelMail with
UW-IMAP and Sendmail on FreeBSD. Since then, I've moved to
Courier-IMAP and then Cyrus-IMAP and Postfix. Haven't lost a single
message. "Exporting" my messages from one server to another is as
easy as moving messages from one folder to another. And I never have
to worry about "exporting" my messages to other mail clients.
> The filtering is far better then KMail's (IMHO) and like you, am
> trying to keep my mail clients even in both FreeBSD and Winders.
Do the filtering on the server, and every client has the same
filtering abilities. :) Whether it be a Bayesian filter, or just
plain user-created filters using Maildrop, Procmail, or SIEVE, you
only have to write them once ... and all mail clients see the filtered
results. No more struggling with getting all your mail clients to
filter the same way, or moving your filters from one client to
another. Just fire up the client and you're done.
My cross-platform mail client is SquirrelMail. Any OS that has a
TCP/IP stack and a web brower (GUI or text) lets me access my mail.
Although I do prefer to use KMail as much as possible.
Freddie Cash, CCNT CCLP Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
School District 73 (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]
fcash at sd73.bc.ca helpdesk at sd73.bc.ca
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