[maemo-users] Diable/Modest - No delete from server solution

From: Denis Dimick dgdimick at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 15 05:26:27 EEST 2008
Just get a google e-mail account, then have all you e-mail from your
provider forwarded to it.



On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Tim Ashman <tim at ashmans.net> wrote:

> So I've been trying to use modest without the ability to selectively delete
> messages off of the server.  I've given up.  Here is the solution and
> reasons. My only reason for posting this is to hopefully let the modest
> guys
> know how important this feature is.  I plan on filling an enhancement
> request.
> 1. I tried to just use modest leaving the messages on the server,  then
> downloading them again on average about every three days on my home
> machine.
> I just got stand that I have to manage the messages a second time.
> 2. Since my provider doesn't support imap I decided modest just isn't going
> to
> work.  Claws mail has the same problem, no selective delete from server for
> POP3.
> 3. So, now I am using my providers webmail interface on the nokia and just
> leaving it open all the time.  The provider's interface allows an automatic
> refresh setting so the mail inbox is still "updated" on a regular basis.
> 4. I don't get the flashing email light or lower left indication,  bummer
> number 1.
> 5. Modest STILL loads even though I have deleted all accounts, and turned
> off
> automatic check for mail.  I checked the modest bug tracker and this is a
> reported bug.  I'm so disgusted with Nokia for one for switching the email
> client and for whatever is causing modest to not only reload about every 5
> minutes but stay in memory even though I have no accounts setup and no auto
> retrieve setup.  Major bummer #2
> 6. So I tried the following.  Remove the .modest user folder -->  Modest
> recreates an empty structure everytime it reloads and it continues to
> reload
> if I kill it via the process list.  Bummer #3
> 7.  I then set the rights to the .modest directory to  555 instead of 755
> using sudo.  This changed modests behavior but still isn't great.  Now
> modest
> will load the first time I connect to any wifi hotspot, but if I kill it in
> the process list it doesn't try to start again, which is atleast better
> than
> my 6 above.
> So basically not only is modest completely useless to me, it is now beyond
> that and annoying and a memory hog even thou I'm not even using it.
> If anyone knows of a third email client for the n810 that supports the
> delete
> off server selective option I'd love to know.  I looked at the modest bug
> tracker and I don't think they will be fixing the reload bug anytime soon
> as
> everyone is still arguing over whether or not it is even a bug, It is and
> it
> is annoying
> So nokia/Modest teams can we have the old email back as an option.  It
> actually worked.  I feel that if the webmail interface doesn't work for me
> either I may reflash back to chinook for the forseeable future.  That would
> be bummer #4 if I choose that option.
> tim
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