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From: Koushik Roy <meff@meff•me>
To: tidux@sdf•org
Subject: Re: NNCP proxy for Internet mail providers?
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 20:46:29 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87o879dd62.fsf@pop-os.i-did-not-set--mail-host-address--so-tickle-me> (raw)

On Wed, 27 Oct 2021 03:03:38 +0000, tidux@sdf•org wrote:
> I thought about that, but it's actually a lot harder than it appears at
> first glance.  You'd need something similar to isync/offlineimap to
> track the IMAP IDs of individual messages in the maildir on the client
> machine and then have a way of communicating, over NNCP, the changes
> that should cause server side mutations (message deleted, moved to new
> folder, etc.) back to the proxy host for translation into IMAP4 commands
> to relay to the Internet mail server.  Even then that behavior has to be
> a configuration toggle because sometimes you do just want the mailserver
> to archive everything forever even if your client mailbox gets hosed.

I'm curious, why not just cooperate with the local MDA? Is this
specifically to avoid having a local mail daemon altogether?

(Apologies if this mail gets mangled, I'm trying to switch away from
digest mode which is making it inconvenient to directly reply.)

- Koushik

             reply	other threads:[~2021-10-28  3:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-28  3:46 Koushik Roy [this message]
2021-10-28  5:33 ` NNCP proxy for Internet mail providers? tidux
2021-10-28  7:47   ` Sergey Matveev
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-10-26 23:25 tidux
2021-10-27  2:18 ` John Goerzen
2021-10-27  2:39   ` John Goerzen
2021-10-27  3:03     ` tidux
2021-10-27  8:19   ` Sergey Matveev