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Re: Suggestions for e-mail client:

R. G. Newbury wrote:
> I like the way thunderbird works, otherwise.
> I need an e-mail client which keeps messages as single items (files)
> and which can rebuild its indexes of the messages in each folder
> without painful interventions, so that I can merely rsync the
> appropriate folder structure into one place for a full backup of all
> computers.  (I have had these features for years using pmmail in OS/2
> but I have made the switch and will not go back..but I do miss some
> things.)
> Suggestions please.

How do you receive your e-mail?

One option which *would* work, but would be a bit of setting up, would
be to use fetchmail plus a mailserver (I'd recommend Postfix) plus
procmail to deliver your e-mails into a Maildir format folder (or series
of folders), then use Dovecot to make them available via the IMAP
protocol to any IMAP-compliant mail client you like (including

This also makes it very easy to switch between e-mail clients at a whim,
and to try out different ones.

And, of course, it means that you can access your e-mail from any of
your computers.

I've got this working fine for me.


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