[Users] Mail fetch question.

Mark Filipak markfilipak.linux at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 09:30:49 CEST 2013

On 2013/4/8 2:50 AM, Colin Leroy wrote:
> On 07 April 2013 at 23h44, Mark Filipak wrote:
> Hi,
>> Yes, I saw it. Not deleting the server copy until I knew everything
>> was okay doesn't work.
> Of course it does.
>> I have almost 50 Google Mail accounts. I have
>> the Google end of each set up to delete the server copy on access.
>> What you are proposing doesn't even qualify as a workaround.
> Even with GMail not respecting RFCs and deleting
> mails from the UIDL list without the client issuing a DELE, to go back
> to your original question, quote:

I'm sorry if I'm not making myself clearly understood. I do not use IMAP. I use POP. I have google mail configured to delete its copy when I do a fetch. If I don't have google delete it's copy, I have to log into each of up to 50 accounts and do that manually. That doesn't work for me.

All I was doing was suggesting that, instead of storing in temp, emails be delivered to Inbox. That of course might imply that filters be run against everything in Inbox, but to avoid that, scoreboard the files as they come in. That's more efficient as some of the mail will stay in Inbox and will not need to be moved and it's also safer because even if the machine crashes, no mail is lost.

Scoreboarding is a very effective way to doing the job.

What's wrong with making suggestions? Aren't they welcome here?

>>>> Neither. In between they are stored in a temp folder.
>>> That's inefficient. What happens if the app or computer crashes in
>>> the mean time?
>> They usually get downloaded again and there can be duplicates.
> They just wouldn't be downloaded again, but the fetched copy in the
> temp dir -- which is *not* a system temp-dir, but a C-M one -- would
> be used and filtered to the correct mailbox.

Oh. Not a system temp. That does make a difference of course. Don't criticize me for not knowing that.

> I'm starting to find your tone rather irritating, "that's inefficient",

Scoreboarding *is* more efficient.

> "that doesn't work",...

I wrote "Not deleting the server copy until I knew everything was okay doesn't work". Why are you trying to distort what I wrote?

> and I suggest you start stepping off your high
> horse.
> Claws-Mail exists and works since more than ten years, has at least a
> few thousand users, and I believe that if it didn't work, we'd be aware
> of it by now.

I've spent a lot of time testing your software and writing of my experiences and ideas but it looks like it was time wasted. I'll just go elsewhere. Ciao - Mark.
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