Randall A Sindlinger on 6 Dec 2010 09:26:15 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] mailbox and samba (CIFS)

On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 11:39:49AM -0500, Eric at Lucii.org wrote:
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> I used mutt for years but needed something to view html and/or graphics (blame
> my customers!)  I used Kmail for 6 months until it lost it's marbles one day and
> lost or destroyed a bunch of my emails.  I moved to Thunderbird.  Since then I
> have not had any problems (knocks on wood).

With a good ~/.mailcap or /etc/mailcap file, you should still be able to use
mutt with good success.

> I was unhappy with Thunderbird not being able to store the emails in
> directory-file format (is that called mbox?).  

No, IIRC, and if I understand you correctly, what you want is maildir format.

> Instead it uses mailbox format -
> huge files with all the email in one.  :-(

That's mbox format.

> Questions that occur to me:

Sorry, no answers there :-(

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