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From: Michael Higgins <mhiggins@×××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-user] Sylpheed-Claws / Claws-Mail / Postfix -- the gentoo way
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 21:28:10
Message-Id: 005401c74afe$2dc089d0$6564a8c0@TBG.local
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Sylpheed-Claws / Claws-Mail / Postfix -- the gentoo way by Neil Bothwick
1 > -----Original Message-----
2 > From: Neil Bothwick [mailto:neil@××××××××××.uk]
3 > On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 09:40:59 -0800, Michael Higgins wrote:
4 >
5 > > Anyway, what I don't understand is the maildir, MH, mbox, qmail
6 > > delivery thing. I followed a wiki[1] which suggests I need to use
7 > > rcvstore command in a .forward file, etc. and to set up my delivery
8 > > using nmh if I'm a sylpheed user. This has worked for a
9 > while and is
10 > > working for me again.
11 > >
12 > > My question is, does anyone know if this is still needed?
13 > Somehow it
14 > > looks as if claws should handle its own delivery now, or be able to
15 > > use maildir?
16 >
17 > maildir is mail storage, not delivery. I use claws-mail with
18 > postfix and it's just a matter of setting the SMTP server to
19 > localhost, or wherever your postfix server lives.
21 Well, I use the "sendmail" option instead of smtp. Either one works for me.
23 >
24 > How do you collect mail? It's probably easiest to let postfix
25 > store incoming mail in a local maildir
27 I can't see how one makes that happen. FEX, mutt creates a maildir
28 '.maildir', but postfix config template lists 'Maildir/' as option. IDK what
29 the defaults are, nor what they should be. It _seemed_ like leaving
30 home_maildir [or whatever related option] unset in the config delivers to
31 ~/.maildir. Like it's a gentoo-provided default, or something.
33 This is what I'm questioning... is there a gentoo-dev preference for not
34 using MH (or for using .maildir not Maildir specifically) that's going to
35 catch me up in the future. Now, I'm collecting it to the right place by
36 having to set up nmh and a .forward file in ~/.
38 > store and run a local
39 > IMAP/POP server - I use dovecot for this.
40 >
42 Well, this is a fix for the difficulty I had. I guess claws has options only
43 for pop or imap or local mbox. Not maildir, maybe that's what the extra
44 '-maildir' ebuild is supposed to remedy. (IDK. It didn't seem to make a
45 difference.) The instructions from the wiki for postfix regarding sylpheed
46 is to use nmh and ~/.forward.
48 I know MH is a storage thing, but the messages delivered to postfix have
49 magically 'just shown up' in the [MH] mail folder used by claws, I suppose
50 as a function of the files created by install-mh and .forward, as indicated
51 in the wiki.
53 I guess that's just the way to go as it works, or... running dovecot...
54 which would moot the problem I have now... and give me mail access via a
55 client not on my home machine.
57 So, has anyone found a shell mailreader that would use MH folders? I thought
58 I'd found a way in the past for mutt to do so, but it escapes me now. Maybe
59 this will teach me to backup /etc before the disk craps out next time. ;-)
61 Thanks for your reply.
63 Cheers,
65 --
66 Michael Higgins
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