What I've done is to install Postfix, Dovecot and Fetchmail on my
"server". Postfix functions as an MTA. It accepts email sent to local
accounts, and routes it to the relavent ~/Maildir. Fetchmail is set to
run on a schedule to poll my gmail, work, and other accounts and deliver
new email to gary at localhost.
Dovecot then makes the email contained in ~/Maildir available to local
and remote IMAP clients as a series of folders. The only permanent copy
of the email is stored on the server (with automatic off-site backup).
Email clients fetch only the messages I select on demand and store &
cache them whatever way they want. I have Outlook (sorry), Evolution,
Mutt, my phone and Roundcube (IMAP webmail) all working from the same
central mailstore and accessible anywhere with an internet connection.
If I delete, flag, move or mark read a message on one client, the
changes are instantly reflected elsewhere.
I also use Procmail, but only to move mail list email and junk from the
inbox into specific folders on the server.
John Madden wrote:
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>> On (18/04/07 12:12), Timothy Murphy said:
>>> As I see it, kmail works in two phases -
>> first it divides email from /var/spool/mail
>> (where the mail is saved in mbox format)
>> into different folders in ~/Mail
>> (where it is held in maildir format).
>> The second phase is to offer the mail
>> in the different folders for reading.
>>>>> Sounds like you're looking for procmail.
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