[Users] Some questions from a possible new user

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sat Dec 17 12:17:51 CET 2011

On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 04:19:40PM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> 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.
As with using IMAP I have several times migrated my mutt installation to
maildir and then after several weeks have retired again having found
that it just doesn't work for me.

Maybe I need to stand back from all this once again and decide how I
should manage my mail.

Chris Green

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