From: Nick Hilliard (nick at domain iol.ie)
Date: Tue 24 Aug 1999 - 14:59:58 IST
> the need for nfs. gnome's target market of end users should be able to
> access mail server foozle using storage format wangle via pop or imap,
> snarf the mail, and then dump it in an mbox. that way the user can dump
> gnome-mailer if they hate it, and switch to pine, elm, mutt, mail, etc.
Then make it into a tickbox option. The protocol itself only requires a
small amount of code and putting the mail repository code into some form of
abstraction layer sounds like a good idea for portability and extensibility
reasons. If jwz is seriously into:
: It's a bunch of bonobo components that you can use to create your mail
: client. Real futuristic stuff..
then not putting in some form of extensibility here sounds peculiar.
> to avoid nfs mounting mail spools - and i've even heard of people
> running mail servers with nfs mounted mail spools successfully with no
> file corruption.
Sooner or later it bites everyone, whether they realise it or not. It's
difficult to tell because a message just gets lost and it's easy to miss. I
agree that in most cases you can get away with using it safely, but as a
mailbox format, its design is fundamentally broken.
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