Mike Leone on 6 Dec 2010 09:31:59 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] mailbox and samba (CIFS)

On 12/6/2010 12:26 PM, Randall A Sindlinger wrote:
> 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 used mutt to read IMAP from a Courier server for years, before I
decided to just let Google Apps do all that for me.

>> 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.

Using mbox/maildir format is a function of the MTA you are running.
Usually IMAP is maildir format, tho.
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