[maemo-users] modest persistence

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Fri Jan 4 14:16:19 EET 2008
Don't you think you make a good case for using imap?

On 1/4/08, Matt Emson <memsom at interalpha.co.uk> wrote:
> Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com wrote:
> Hi Dirk,
> Modest is an extremely nice application, nice work!
> > Not without changing the source code and recompiling, no. (the change
> > isn't too hard, search for the places where MODEST_DIR is used).
> >
> > Anything particular reason you want to have your ~/.modest elsewhere?
> >
> Device memory is finite. The larger your mailbox, the more data is
> stored. I for one regularly leave all my mail on my pop3 server to allow
> multiple mail clients to sync over time (one at home, one at work, N800).
> One potential bug to add to the list (I know this should be a thread,
> but I'm not sure if it's just me or really an issue):
> I have, as stated, regularly 15000+ emails on my pop3 server account.
> Modest handles this up to a point, but if I delete a lot of the
> historical messages, it goes completely bezerk. It then takes 5 - 10
> minutes to sync every time the mail is checked, yet if I delete the
> account and re-create it with the same setting, all is fine again. It
> looks like it tries to verify the email exists still every time. Surely
> this is not right? Whilst it was taking a long time to sync, I deleted
> all the mail in the inbox to see if that would help. Unfortunately, this
> had no effect. I'm wondering what will happen when my main email
> instance deletes the trailing emails from the account (should only leave
> 30 days worth, but I tend only to do that once every 2 - 3 months these
> days.)
> Hope that helps,
> Matt
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