Re: [orca-list] Mutt or other eMail Client

That stinks!

On Sat, 15 May 2021, Glenn K0LNY wrote:

But there's no way to download them from the web server, they can only be
read and replied to and deleted and the like.
It takes a client to get the messages from the server, and nothing so far is
getting all the messages.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel panix com>
To: "Glenn K0LNY" <glennervin cableone net>; <orca-list gnome org>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:06 PM
Subject: Re: [orca-list] Mutt or other eMail Client

Under that situation I would use zip to compress each email folder then
download it elsewhere.  The zip and unzip utilities are known to work and
if you have enough space on the server, copy off what you can store now
then as time goes on, copy off the rest.  Good idea to copy the zip files
off from largest to smallest that way everytime you copy off, you'll get
your disk space storeage down more than if you copied them off from
smallest to largest or in some random order.

On Sat, 15 May 2021, Glenn K0LNY wrote:

I'm a bit desperate here, my ISP is dropping their eMail service, and I
have like twenty years of old messages on the server that will be gone in
a couple weeks.
I created an Outlook account and went into my ISP's web server settings
and set it to forward all messages to my new outlook account, but it did
not do any old archived messages.
I installed Thunderbird and went into advanced options and did the
following  steps:
***the best method is hidden in Thunderbird's Config Editor. Head to
Thunderbird's Options and go to Advanced > Config Editor, and click the "I
the Risk" button when prompted. Search for the
mail.server.default.check_all_folders_for_new setting and double-click it
to set it to "True."

* So that only went back about a year or so, and it did not seem to work.
I know all my old messages are there, because I could spend all day going
back and back a hundred at a time.
So I was wondering if a text eMail client like Mutt would work, and I've
looked on-line and I'm not sure which will work for my Ubuntu 18.X.
And I don't know if it works with Orca.
Does anyone know if this or another eMail client can get all these
I'm thinking a text based client runs cleaner and won't fail to get all
the messages, but I'm just grasping for straws now.



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