Re: [Evolution] Evolution PST support

The issue with the IMAP solution is that it requires setting up/maintaining an email server including user management.  It also requires all machines with direct access.   All emails would have to be in one server or I would have to maintain multiple servers.

A PST is a simple file that can  be backups,  copied,  stored on a network share, thumb drive, and archived with a project.   individual files that can be put in different locations.

Evolution supports saving emails to an mbox file.    It would be nice if there was someway to link and not Import the file.  I have seen a few options (have not investigated yet) that will allow mbox files in outlook.   My aversion to importing is that it now creates a second copy. 

On 2020-01-06 9:31 pm, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
On Tue, 2020-01-07 at 01:57 +0100, Ángel wrote:
On 2020-01-04 at 11:41 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
I would look at IMAP, which Outlook supports. It's possible to
You would "post" a message to an IMAP folder is done just by moving
the message to that folder.

Yep, IMAP is the correct solution.  And "POST" is really just 'PUT',
nothing complicated about it.

Using a IMAP server will certainly work and is a proper solution. I
wonder though if William will be able to get an IMAP server (as there
seems to be an implicit requisite of using a "dumb" storage folder).
Maybe he will be able to solve it by running an IMAP server on
localhost and pointing his MUA there.

If you want multiple-user access there should be a server agent, like
an IMAP server.  That is the correct solution.  Stay out of the files.

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