Re: [Evolution] Using evolution with a lot of MBOX files/MH folders/maildir folders

On 20 May 2001 17:45:42 +0200, Alexander Skwar wrote:

One thing annoys me though, is my current setup.  Currently, I've setup
quite a lot of procmail recipes (filters) for all the different mailing
lists that I'm subscribed to.  These recipes file the mails into different
MBOX files.  One per mailing list that I'm subscribed to.  Those MBOX files
are all in ~/Mail.

    I have a similar setup. But I also have subfolders under Mail.

I do not want to change this, as I need to be able to read my mails even
with a textmode MUA, namely mutt.

    Hmm. Sometimes I am forced to use (gasp) Outlook Express. But very
    rarely. Or netscape/mozilla mail.
So, is there a way that I can tell Evolution that it should use one
directory (~/Mail) and use all the files it sees there as mailspools? 
Personally, I don't care that much about Evolutions nice filtering
capabilities.  They are nice, but procmail clearly beats 'em.  Sure,
procmail isn't as easy to setup - but procmail is already setup very well,

    I think evolutions fltering capabilities are very fine. But the
    problem is (and that is indeed a very BIG problem) that you have to
    have evolution running. That will never work for me. Procmail
    filtering does it the way it should do. Without even being logged on
    the mail machine. 

Or is there another way that I could use both procmail and Evolution
together at the same time?  Like importing the procmail recipes into

    No... I wouldn't recommend that. My solution is to use imap all the
    time. Even when I am running evolution on the same machine. This
    works for me and I can use whatever MUA that support IMAP. For me it
    is mostly evolution, but I on two different machines. And on the
    road I am sometimes too lazy to reboot my laptop to linux only to
    read my mail...;-) (When can we expect an win32-version of
    evolution...<grin> ).  

If Evolution doesn't handle MBOX files that well, I could also easily switch
to MH folders or maildir folders, if that would help.

    Go for imap. It may be a little slower, but the MUA:s will not screw
    up your maildir.

Thanks for your time and help,


Tony Lindström - System Specialist - Tekla Oyj
Koronakatu 1 - 02210 Espoo - Finland - +358-40-7620768

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