Re: [Evolution] Maildir vs. POP functionality

On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 10:51 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
Umm, the whole point of maildir is that it doesn't move, it *should*
stay where it is.

I don't understand this comment, since I never suggested/recommended
moving anything.

If you want, you could configure evolution to copy the mail using a
filter, like you might with imap.

Are you referring to plain old "filter emails to sub-folders based
on things like mailing list, family email addresses, etc", or some-
thing else?

I use maildrop hooked into postfix as an MUA-independent filter.
It's got a rational "filter description language", unlike procmail's
line noise.

On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 14:54 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 08:29 -0400, Steve Listopad wrote:

Have qmail running on a linux box.  Have Evolution running on same
box, as my mail client.

Previously, I used POP, with the behavior that I could remove the mail
from the Maildir and store it in local (i.e. Evolution-style)

I recently switched to mail delivery via the Maildir format (thinking
why use POP from the same machine that the mail server's running on). 
But, the mail stays stored in the Maildir.  I suppose this is expected

Is there a way to use Maildir delivery with Evolution, and have it
behave like POP in that you can pull the mail from the "server" into
"local" directories, and delete the mail on the server?

Yes, but you need an aggravating work-around.

If qmail drops each mail into ~/Maildir, then you should think
about installing Courier IMAP, and then having Evo access mail
via IMAP.  Works great for me, and is MUA-independent, so if Evo
ever gets cantankerous, you can still read your email.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

"There are times in politics when you must be on the right side
and lose."
John Kenneth Galbraith

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