Re: Backend

On Wed, Jun 16, 1999 at 06:48:44AM -0600, Mathieu Fenniak wrote:
> The balsa backend question is a really good one. :) I think the most ideal way
> to run things is to concentrate on having balsa use a local mailbox file, such
> as reading from /var/spool/mail/whatever, and that will be enough of a basis
> for any frontend work, including filtering. Then I believe we should use

But if you provide filtering you have to read the mails from /var/spool/mail,
filter and then write to different folders in $HOME/mail or whatever... UNLESS
you use a system like the one described on the gnome-mailer list: Mail is kept
in one folder and filtered into different folders as you view them -- they
still stay in one folder.

> Don't you agree that the reuse of existing programs is the best way?

yup, but they have to link with each other seamlessly, don't know how
seamlessly you can make Balsa work with fetchmail though. Balsa tells
fetchmail to fetch mail, if fetchmail times out, Balsa has to wait for it and
just display whatever error message fetchmail displayed. Can't display
progress bar etc.

As for procmail, I don't think windows users know what regex's are :)

I think it would be great to reuse the code, but not the interface, that's why
I like the libprocmail and libfetchmail idea.

Just MHO :)

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