Re: [Evolution] imap...synchronization chaos ;)

On Wed, 2004-09-08 at 10:14 +0200, Gábor Farkas wrote:

i am using evolution-1.5.93.

when i create an imap account i have an option to:
"Automatically synchronize remote mail locally".

and also when i right click an imap folder,
i have an option to:
"Copy folder content locally for offline operation"

i am confused..what those options do EXACTLY?
They both do the same thing.  One just applies to all folders automatically.  The other is an on-override, but not an off-override, per-folder.

It means that messages will be copied to the local hard disk as they arrive on the server.  The old code used to just copy it when you 'went offline', if it wasn't there already.
here's what i am trying to achieve:

for now i use offlineimap.
it's a program, that every 5 minutes synchronizes my remote
imap mailbox to a local maildir directory.

and i've set up evolution to read my mail from the local maildir
because this way my mail stays on the server (so i can just delete/loose
my local copy without loosing any data), it's accessible from other
places too,
but it's also on my laptop, so i can read my already-downloaded mail

is this possible to achieve with those offline-sync options in

because when in the past i tested some mail clients, they only fetched
the mails
when you chose to go offline.
but that's not good enough. i don't want to have to do it manually, and
also don't
want to wait sooo looong while he fetches all my mail (offlineimap only
transfersthe differences, so it's pretty fast).
See above.

If you're using something that works, I suggest you just stick to that.  I would think offlineimap will be a lot faster at the actual data transfer than Evolution.  Evolution only transfers the new data required too, but the actual transfer speed suffers a lot if you have any latency in the link.

Michael Zucchi <notzed ximian com>
"born to die, live to work, it's all downhill from here"
Novell's Evolution and Free Software Developer

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