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Old 11-28-2004, 07:33 AM   #1
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New mail and IMAP


Ok,

My setup is Linux From Scratch, Postfix, MUTT and WU IMAP.

If I send an e-mail from outside, it comes in fine (through PostFix) and ends up in the /var/mail file(s).

Connect to IMAP from a windoze box and ..... nothing.

If I then fire up MUTT, there is the mail! Read it and quit and MUTT moves it to /home/user/mbox.

Connect to IMAP again and BINGO! the mail is there (and shown as read).

So, I guess WU IMAP needs to be "told" that new mail is in the var/mail file(s). How do I do this????

TIA for any help.

Paul
 
Old 11-28-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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I think that the problem is with your IMAP Windows client (Outlook Express ?). There can be a lot of variation in behavior between different IMAP software - the protocol is not well-specified, and UW IMAP is apparently not very well-written either.

If possible, I would stick to using "brand-name" Open Source products with IMAP, like Mutt, Evolution and Thunderbird.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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Thinks for that (I think!)

Unfortunately, OE is a given

Just in case I wasn't being cleat about my setup, MUTT is running locally on my box and so isn't accessing via IMAP. What I want to end up with is:-

Postfix bringing in my e-mail. I don't care where it is stored.

The ability to access that e-mail by three methods:-[list=1][*]Locally. Currently using MUTT, but I don't mind changing to PINE or any other text-based client.[*]Using OE and IMAP. I prefer this to POP because I don't want the messages to be "downloaded" as such, but prefer them to remain on the server.[*]By a webmail client. I was planning on SquirrelMail once I had IMAP going.[/list=1]

I'd like a user to be able to switch between the various methods at will, so don't want to have any proprietary mailbox formats hanging around.

As I said at the beginning, it LOOKS like imapd simply isn't reading the /var/mail mailbox files for some reason - but I might eb wrong! I'm happy to use a different one, but am worrid that this may break requirement 1....

HELP!

TIA (again)

Paul
 
Old 11-30-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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Bump !

Anyone able to suggest a solution?

thx

Paul
 
Old 12-05-2004, 04:45 PM   #5
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Ok, I've now configured SquirrelMail to access the same IMAP server and have had the same issues, so I can only assume that it's the WU IMAP server that is at fault. Can anyone help?

Paul
 
  


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