On Mon, Sep 09, 2002 at 09:56:01PM -0600, Carl Baldwin wrote:
My motivation for asking this question is that I use either mutt or
imap to read my email. It just depends on where I am. I have liked
mutt's handling of the maildir format in that when I create a
sub-folder of an existing folder it is created as a sub-directory of
the existing folder on the filesystem.
I use mutt with imap to read my email. It works well, too :)
However, if I were to conform to Courier's idea of hierarchy this
would make the use of mutt in these subdirectories sort of clunky.
And, I simply cannot accept the idea that using courier or any other
mail reader should prevent me from using another one at the same
time. This was one thing that attracted me to maildir.
Using mutt as an imap client is actually quite nice, and it makes the
namespace problem go away. Since my mail server has very few users, I
don't worry about space and I just store all of my saved email on the
server, my sent mail, my drafts, everything. Its on the server. Its a
nice thing to have, because that way even the webmail interface has
access to all of my data. I recommend it.
The 5 year plan:
In five years we'll make up another plan.
Or just re-use this one.