Re: Balsa GUI stalls during mail check
- From: Brian Stafford <brian stafford uklinux net>
- To: Pawel Salek <pawsa theochem kth se>
- Cc: Bart Visscher <magick Linux-Fan com>, balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Balsa GUI stalls during mail check
- Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:03:03 +0000
On Mon, 11 February 21:14 Pawel Salek wrote:
> On 2002.02.11 20:40 Bart Visscher wrote:
>> On Mon, 11 Feb 2002 13:52:18 Emmanuel wrote:
>>> I know that Magick has began to work on a library to handle at least local
>>> mailboxes, perhaps more than that I'm not sure now.
>> My first goal is indeed to support local mailboxes, that is difficult
>> enough to start with. Support for remote mailboxes, like imap, should be
>> easy to add later.
> Well, it will be easy provided you remember about proper structure. I
> actually think that doing converse might be easier, i.e implementing imap
> first. But it is just an impression.
Imap should certainly be considered since it probably has significant
influence on "proper structure". A good quality IMAP client is a fairly
complex beast. Peter Bloomfield and I discussed the idea of implementing one
a la libESMTP a while ago, round about the time we talked about the
ambiguities in RFC 2060. The idea fizzled out at the time, I think because
Peter managed to work around some issues with the libmutt imap client.
My own feeling is that unless a new IMAP client offered significant
enhancement over the one in libmutt, implementing one is probably wasted
effort. Unlike SMTP and POP-3 which are orthogonal to MIME and can stand
alone from it, IMAP is intimately bound to MIME. I suspect that IMAP could
not be added to a mailbox library that did not understand MIME in some way.
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