[Users] Some questions from a possible new user

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sat Dec 17 00:19:40 CET 2011

On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:14:32 +0000
Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> As I already said when I first asked the question I currently use
> mutt, I was just hoping that claws might work happily alongside mutt
> so that I can use either a GUI mail program (when I'm at my desktop)
> or a command line one (when I connect via ssh).

A quick experiment indicates that mutt and claws-mail play somewhat
nicely with each other. There may be some gotchas as they do different
things with the mail files.

For example I just used the archiver plugin to tar a bunch of emails
older than January 1, 2011. So far so good. I then used mutt to tag,
then delete, all of them. What I didn't know was that mutt's idea of
deleting (unless you set a variable I had not) is to rename every file
by prepending a comma to the name. I found this out, and manually
deleted the old emails. claws-mail picked up the change and quickly
adjusted its metadata files and counts.

This is a maildir environment.


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