Re: [Evolution] Sort so un-read messages come to the top?

On Sat, 2017-12-23 at 13:31 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
On Sat, 23 Dec 2017 12:06:41 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Sat, 2017-12-23 at 12:23 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
PS: Actually we could use several MUAs in parallel, even when
preferring POP over IMAP. When preferring POP, then just don't delete
the mails from the server, after retrieving it by one MUA.  

I already do this. I use Evolution mostly for mailing lists, and the
Gmail web interface mostly for personal stuff. That's a big reason I
prefer IMAP to POP, because it Just Works (tm).

IMAP allows you to delete mails for one MUA and to keep it for the
other MUA, used for another purpose? 

No, you have a single mailstore and multiple clients, an extremely
common use case nowadays. Most of us use phones, tablets, several
desktops (home and work), etc. with different MUAs and having a single
mailstore makes sense. POP was designed in an different era and needs
manual intervention to get this to (sort of) work, though even then you
have to delete multiple copies if you want to remove a message.

IOW any kind of sync has got it's
pros and cons. What ever approach you prefer, you need to find a
workaround for exceptions, as well as to handle possible pitfalls. You
unlikely want to make your real-time audio workstation an email server,

My view is that IMAP supports the common case and the exceptions can be
handled. POP treats the common case as special and doesn't handle it


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