Re: [Evolution] Receiving options in Account editor question

Thanks for the explanation. It helps a lot. I've been using mailx and
pine and a little netscape (only lately) until evolution. Evolution is a
vast universe of email goodies! John

On Fri, 2001-10-26 at 12:04, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Fri, 2001-10-26 at 12:42, John Weber wrote:

1. In the Receiving options tab for editing an account, what's the
difference between "Standard Unix mbox spools" and "Local Delivery"?

- Standard Unix mbox spools will create a a subtree of folder(s) in the
folder-tree view and leave messages there. This is for people who want
to share mbox folders between mail clients. So for example you could
tell evolution to read an mbox spool such as /home/<user>/Mail/inbox
that might actually be part of Balsa, KMail, mutt, pine, etc

- Local Delivery is if you want Evolution to "download" mail from say
/var/spool/mail/<user> and filter it into your various other folders
(assuming you have filters setup, otherwise it delivers them to Inbox).

2. What is "Mail-dir format mail directories" ?

If you don't know, you probably don't have it :-)

Maildir is the mail format that QMail uses, I think mutt also has
support for it.


Thanks, John
John S. Weber
jweber math cudenver edu

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John S. Weber
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