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From: Dan Egli <dan@×××××××××××.site>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o, Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Looking for other Seamonkey users
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 08:16:17
1 Okay, how this one got posted, I have no idea. Sorry about the dupe. I
2 didn't hit SEND except on the second one, so I guess thunderbird goofed up.
4 On 4/7/2021 2:11 AM, Dan Egli wrote:
5 > On 4/6/2021 10:41 PM, Dale wrote:
6 >> I've done some research.  It seems Dovecot is what I need.  It uses mbox
7 >> and has some features I might need one day already where Courier doesn't
8 >> but there isn't much difference really.  If anyone is curious, the
9 >> comparison is here.
10 >>
11 >>
12 >>
13 >> The biggest thing, mbox.  If I recall correctly that is what Seamonkey
14 >> uses and I should be able to import those easy enough.  It at least
15 >> gives me a head start.  Since this is a whole new deal, going to start a
16 >> new thread if nobody pops up and says nooooooo to Dovecot.  I found a
17 >> guide here:
18 >>
19 > Seamonkey is a web browser. Therefore, mbox vs maildir is meaningless
20 > to it. All it knows it it talks to the imap server and the imap server
21 > replies and sends a message.
22 >
23 > Having said that, AVOID mbox like the plague! It is only a matter of
24 > time before mbox mail files get corrupted. Maildir is INFINITELY
25 > safer. And in the event of corruption in maildir, you loose ONLY the
26 > corrupted messages. Corrupt your mbox file and you're likely to loose
27 > the whole folder!
28 >
29 > As far as moving from one to another, both mbox and maildir are
30 > standards. So if imap server X and Y both use Maildir, then swapping
31 > between them is easy, and POINTLESS, due to the fact that i
32 >
33 >>
34 >>
35 >> So far, it is Gentoo based.  I found another one but it is Ubuntu
36 >> based.  May work but commands are different.  Trying to go by a Gentoo
37 >> based one.  If anyone has a better one, please share links.
38 >>
39 >> May start new thread in a day or so if no one shouts nooooo.
40 > Consider this the shout. I can't stop you from using mbox, but I can
41 > shout at the top of my lungs that it's a BAD IDEA.