[sup-talk] IMAP, labels, editors

Lurkos lurkos.usenet at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 09:05:32 EST 2010


On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Damien Leone <damien.leone at fensalir.fr> wrote:
>> This seems really interesting... and possibly a indication that the
>> IMAP support would not be dropped.
>
> What I meant exactly is that with this branch sup modifies your
> Maildir sources, and by using offlineimap you can reflect them to the
> remote IMAP server.

Thanks for explaining.
Yesterday I spent a couple of hours to search for more details about
*sup*, *notmuch* and *offlineimap*.
What I still have not completely understood is how *sup* is going to
store label information inside Maildir sources.
According to this message
(http://lists.madduck.net/pipermail/mailtags/2007-August/msg00016.html),
IMAP tags would not be perfect (even if probably the best solution in
my opinion).
Another problem is that is not completely clear if *offlineimap* would
sync also these "special" tags.

> AFAIK sup will not reintegrate IMAP support, I
> think the main reason is because of the poor and slow IMAP support in
> the ruby libraries.

If ruby libraries don't support some feature that you need, it would
be reasonable to drop IMAP support.
However if the only problem is the speed, I would keep it, at least for now.

> Indeed you have to download all your e-mails but since I use sup only
> on one machine this is not very annoying plus it allows me to backup
> my e-mails and access them *offline*.

Therefore the only possible solution seems to have a personal server
running 24/7 and using *sup* via *ssh*.

Cheers,

-- 
Lurkos


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