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  • This is probably the most obvious one, and I haven't had a chance to try it out myself....but did you give mutt [] a try?
    • Mutt is a very poor IMAP client for large folders or large numbers of folders.

      Mutt was designed to munge local mail repositories very well and very powerfully (and I love it for that, and for its one-keystroke to do almost anything UI).

      OTOH, IMAP centralizes a lowest common denominator set of search and ordering functions so IMAP clients can minimize the amount of data they need to suck down to present a usable set of browsing & email features.

      Mutt, which has more configurable and more powerful fu

      • by inkdroid (3294) on 2003.01.24 15:41 (#16362) Homepage Journal
        I'm kind of new to IMAP, so sorry if this sounds dumb. But is it possible to download the full IMAP archive everytime? Or do you just do it once, and thereafter get the diffs?
        • Generally IMAP clients can say "Has anything changed since T0" where T0 is the last time they accessed the folder. If something has changed, they can either download just the summary headers they need (From, Subject, etc), or they can download all the headers.

          I've been using IMAP exclusively for about 4 years now, because when I change email clients I don't want to lose all my data in some other client's custom storage location.