[MlMt] Maildir support?

David Levy entropydave at mac.com
Tue May 24 11:08:23 UTC 2011

For those who want to keep their attachments folder pruned of cached 
downloads, you can consider a utility like Hazel from 
www.noodlesoft.com. I use it to keep only the last 3 months worth of 
downloaded attachments.  Much narrower time windows are possible too.


On 24 May 2011, at 8:20, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> On 24 May 2011, at 2:18, Emory Lundberg wrote:
>> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 06:49:10PM -0400, Mike Alexander wrote:
>>> That's one of the real advantages of IMAP, you can look at a message
>>> without downloading the attachments, HTML parts, etc.  Caching
>>> everything sort of defeats that, especially if you use more than one
>>> machine to view EMail.
> Well, one of the main features of MailMate is that it is an IMAP 
> client which is fully functional when being offline.
>> Especially on a notebook or mobile device.
> In particular, I prefer an offline IMAP client on a notebook. It has 
> plenty of space and I often find myself in situations where I'm not 
> online when using a notebook.
> Variants of IMAP client behavior required to satisfy everybody(?):
> 1) Offline IMAP (MailMate).
> 2) Offline IMAP with shared local storage.
> 3) Online IMAP with no long-term storage/cache.
> And I also get requests for making it easy to store messages locally 
> only, either to save space on the server or because the server is 
> distrusted for storage (but not for transmission). Essentially using 
> IMAP for POP3-like behavior.
> The main advantages of 2) and 3) are faster initial synchronization 
> and smaller local storage space required. To be honest, there are many 
> other optimizations of MailMate I would prioritize higher than these. 
> I know it may be a deal-breaker for some users. (I do know that some 
> users need solution 3 due to company policy.)
> I do understand the virtues of online IMAP clients, but MailMate is 
> designed to be an offline IMAP client. Given time, some online-like 
> behavior may be added (such as not downloading attachments), but it is 
> non-trivial and it requires use of IMAP functionality which I have so 
> far avoided in order to not having to deal with even more server-bugs.
> -- 
> Benny
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