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Unread 06-12-2007, 12:57 AM   #21
Damian Walker
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

Quoting Gordon Henderson's message of Monday:

> There is a way to do this in sendmail, but you need to patch the sources
> and recompile the sendmail code. Not for the feint of heart, however
> I've done it in the past an it works quite well.


I'll have to weigh up whether it's less effort than getting into the
habit to BCC messages I write on the PDA...

> You need this bit of code: http://www.freakout.de/logall.c


Thanks, added to my download queue.

> Another way of doing it might be to ssh into the linux box and use a
> local MUA there like pine, etc. (which is how I do everything - olde
> fashioned, dull and non-blingy, but it works just fine from various
> mobile devices, etc.)


Unfortunately that solution doesn't help as I'm often away from any sort
of connectivity while I'm reading and replying to my mail. Being able
to work while on the bus or in other "dead time" places offsets the
inconvenience of the PDA's simplified software.

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Unread 06-12-2007, 12:57 AM   #22
Damian Walker
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

Quoting Tony Houghton's message of Monday:

> That could be a problem actually. You'd have to copy stuff to and fro
> between IMAP (remote) folders and local ones on the Psion for offline
> working.


That's the way the Psion generally works for POP3, you open the mailbox,
select and download messages from a list of header lines, read and
write, and upload messages from the outbox. From what I understand, the
IMAP add-on uses the same interface but just a different transport
mechanism. I fear it might therefore also use a local (on the Psion)
sent folder, but I'll have to install it and play before I'm sure.

> Martin Gregorie's solution of switching to postfix and using
> "always_bcc" looks like the best solution on offer so far.


That's looking like the case to me too. Though I'm getting used to
adding my sent mail archiving address to the BCC field now, I haven't
mistyped it for days.

--
Damian - http://damian.snigfarp.karoo.net/
Put "sausage" in the subject of email replies to avoid my spam trap.
 
Unread 06-12-2007, 02:05 AM   #23
Damian Walker
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

Quoting Gordon Henderson's message of Monday:

> There is a way to do this in sendmail, but you need to patch the sources
> and recompile the sendmail code. Not for the feint of heart, however
> I've done it in the past an it works quite well.


I'll have to weigh up whether it's less effort than getting into the
habit to BCC messages I write on the PDA...

> You need this bit of code: http://www.freakout.de/logall.c


Thanks, added to my download queue.

> Another way of doing it might be to ssh into the linux box and use a
> local MUA there like pine, etc. (which is how I do everything - olde
> fashioned, dull and non-blingy, but it works just fine from various
> mobile devices, etc.)


Unfortunately that solution doesn't help as I'm often away from any sort
of connectivity while I'm reading and replying to my mail. Being able
to work while on the bus or in other "dead time" places offsets the
inconvenience of the PDA's simplified software.

--
Damian - http://damian.snigfarp.karoo.net/
Put "sausage" in the subject of email replies to avoid my spam trap.
 
Unread 06-12-2007, 02:05 AM   #24
Damian Walker
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

Quoting Tony Houghton's message of Monday:

> That could be a problem actually. You'd have to copy stuff to and fro
> between IMAP (remote) folders and local ones on the Psion for offline
> working.


That's the way the Psion generally works for POP3, you open the mailbox,
select and download messages from a list of header lines, read and
write, and upload messages from the outbox. From what I understand, the
IMAP add-on uses the same interface but just a different transport
mechanism. I fear it might therefore also use a local (on the Psion)
sent folder, but I'll have to install it and play before I'm sure.

> Martin Gregorie's solution of switching to postfix and using
> "always_bcc" looks like the best solution on offer so far.


That's looking like the case to me too. Though I'm getting used to
adding my sent mail archiving address to the BCC field now, I haven't
mistyped it for days.

--
Damian - http://damian.snigfarp.karoo.net/
Put "sausage" in the subject of email replies to avoid my spam trap.
 
Unread 06-12-2007, 02:42 AM   #25
Damian Walker
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

Quoting Gordon Henderson's message of Monday:

> There is a way to do this in sendmail, but you need to patch the sources
> and recompile the sendmail code. Not for the feint of heart, however
> I've done it in the past an it works quite well.


I'll have to weigh up whether it's less effort than getting into the
habit to BCC messages I write on the PDA...

> You need this bit of code: http://www.freakout.de/logall.c


Thanks, added to my download queue.

> Another way of doing it might be to ssh into the linux box and use a
> local MUA there like pine, etc. (which is how I do everything - olde
> fashioned, dull and non-blingy, but it works just fine from various
> mobile devices, etc.)


Unfortunately that solution doesn't help as I'm often away from any sort
of connectivity while I'm reading and replying to my mail. Being able
to work while on the bus or in other "dead time" places offsets the
inconvenience of the PDA's simplified software.

--
Damian - http://damian.snigfarp.karoo.net/
Put "sausage" in the subject of email replies to avoid my spam trap.
 
Unread 06-12-2007, 02:42 AM   #26
Damian Walker
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

Quoting Tony Houghton's message of Monday:

> That could be a problem actually. You'd have to copy stuff to and fro
> between IMAP (remote) folders and local ones on the Psion for offline
> working.


That's the way the Psion generally works for POP3, you open the mailbox,
select and download messages from a list of header lines, read and
write, and upload messages from the outbox. From what I understand, the
IMAP add-on uses the same interface but just a different transport
mechanism. I fear it might therefore also use a local (on the Psion)
sent folder, but I'll have to install it and play before I'm sure.

> Martin Gregorie's solution of switching to postfix and using
> "always_bcc" looks like the best solution on offer so far.


That's looking like the case to me too. Though I'm getting used to
adding my sent mail archiving address to the BCC field now, I haven't
mistyped it for days.

--
Damian - http://damian.snigfarp.karoo.net/
Put "sausage" in the subject of email replies to avoid my spam trap.
 
Unread 08-12-2007, 12:47 AM   #27
Ian Rawlings
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

On 2007-12-05, Damian Walker <damian@snigfarp.karoo.co.uk> wrote:

> From what I understand, the IMAP add-on uses the same interface but
> just a different transport mechanism.


IMAP is different in that it normally works in real-time on the
server, without downloading the messages (technically of course it has
to download them), so all the messages and folders are actually stored
on the server and not the client. This means the mail folders would
not be on the PDA and you would need to be connected to the server in
order to read and reply to the email. With pop3 you can download in a
batch, go offline, reply to emails and then upload the replies in a
batch. It's probably the better way to do it for a mobile device like
a PDA.

--
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Unread 08-12-2007, 02:06 AM   #28
Ian Rawlings
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

On 2007-12-05, Damian Walker <damian@snigfarp.karoo.co.uk> wrote:

> From what I understand, the IMAP add-on uses the same interface but
> just a different transport mechanism.


IMAP is different in that it normally works in real-time on the
server, without downloading the messages (technically of course it has
to download them), so all the messages and folders are actually stored
on the server and not the client. This means the mail folders would
not be on the PDA and you would need to be connected to the server in
order to read and reply to the email. With pop3 you can download in a
batch, go offline, reply to emails and then upload the replies in a
batch. It's probably the better way to do it for a mobile device like
a PDA.

--
Blast off and strike the evil Bydo empire!
 
Unread 08-12-2007, 02:09 AM   #29
Ian Rawlings
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

On 2007-12-05, Damian Walker <damian@snigfarp.karoo.co.uk> wrote:

> From what I understand, the IMAP add-on uses the same interface but
> just a different transport mechanism.


IMAP is different in that it normally works in real-time on the
server, without downloading the messages (technically of course it has
to download them), so all the messages and folders are actually stored
on the server and not the client. This means the mail folders would
not be on the PDA and you would need to be connected to the server in
order to read and reply to the email. With pop3 you can download in a
batch, go offline, reply to emails and then upload the replies in a
batch. It's probably the better way to do it for a mobile device like
a PDA.

--
Blast off and strike the evil Bydo empire!
 
Unread 08-12-2007, 02:34 AM   #30
Ian Rawlings
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Re: Archiving mail passing through

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On 2007-12-05, Damian Walker <damian@snigfarp.karoo.co.uk> wrote:

> From what I understand, the IMAP add-on uses the same interface but
> just a different transport mechanism.


IMAP is different in that it normally works in real-time on the
server, without downloading the messages (technically of course it has
to download them), so all the messages and folders are actually stored
on the server and not the client. This means the mail folders would
not be on the PDA and you would need to be connected to the server in
order to read and reply to the email. With pop3 you can download in a
batch, go offline, reply to emails and then upload the replies in a
batch. It's probably the better way to do it for a mobile device like
a PDA.

--
Blast off and strike the evil Bydo empire!

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