On Wed 18 Apr 2007, Gary Pigott wrote:
> 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 realise I could do something like this,
but it seems much more complicated than just exporting ~/Mail with NFS.
What is the advantage of doing it your way?
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