Offline imap mail db idea
Last updated at 5:29 pm UTC on 8 May 2017
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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the "dogfooding" is what I am heading for, too :)
So far, all approaches I found used POP and I wanted to stay with my IMAP workflow.
So my current setup is the following (not ideal probably):
1.) http://www.offlineimap.org/ to synchronize my complete mailboxes to a MailDir structure.
It can also synchronize changes to the MailDir structure back to the IMAP server
2.) Using CCMail (original: https://github.com/calmez/CCMail), I read in the MailDir structure
and go on from there. Currently, I am evolving the tool at https://github.com/codeZeilen/CCMail
The setup has the advantage that the huge amount of data is not affecting the image directly.
However, the synchronization outside of the image is cumbersome and the performance is not
very good yet. All of these things are on my list and I am working on them :)
I will keep you in the loop if you want to.
Alternatively, there is a student project implementing an IMAP client (https://github.com/HPI-SWA-Teaching/IMAPClient).
It currently can connect to servers and list emails. It still has some rough edges, but work will continue during the next few months.