gmail -> offlineimap -> (local imap) -> alpine (under Ubuntu)
finkandreas at web.de
Tue Nov 1 20:27:59 GMT 2011
On Tue, 1 Nov 2011 20:22:31 +0000 (UTC)
Chris Barrington-Leigh <cpblpublic+offlineimap at gmail.com> wrote:
> To clarify my own post, what I described is actually not my ideal outcome.
> I would rather keep the existing maildir folder that offlineimap made and
> has been using for years. What would then be best is if a local imap
> server could mediate between that and alpine. So it would look more like
> gmail -> offlineimap -> maildir -> (local imap) -> alpine
> This may be something like
> but these instructions are both too complex for me and are for a Mac.
> On Tue, 1 Nov 2011, Chris Barrington-Leigh wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 20:06:44 +0000 (UTC)
> > From: Chris Barrington-Leigh <cpblpublic+offlineimap at gmail.com>
> > To: offlineimap-project at lists.alioth.debian.org
> > Subject: gmail -> offlineimap -> (local imap) -> alpine (under Ubuntu)
> > Hello. I am looking for fellow (r)(al)pine users (alpine is a mail client)
> > simple instructions or at least sympathizers. I desperately want instructions
> > for how to use alpine with a local copy of a gmail account. I have been doing
> > this for years by compiling a patched version of alpine that can talk to
> > maildir, but this is no longer working ("upgrade", I believe is the word for
> > that).
> > So I simply want:
> > (1) a recommendation for which lightweight local IMAP server to install
> > (2) details for how to install it and make it talk to offlineimap (which
> > currently syncs my gmail account) and alpine.
> > I think this should be easy, but I haven't figured it out. I want to do it
> > under Ubuntu using just the standardly available packages.
> > Can anyone help me?? I'd actually gladly pay for the support, and will
> > certainly write up a how-to if I get it going.
> > Many thanks,
> > Chris
> > SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.lonestar.org
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And that is exactly what I offered as a solution.
Dovecot is an imap server, which can read maildir.
I'm syncing like this:
gmail -> offlineimap -> maildir -> dovecot -> claws-mail
Looks like what you're looking for, doesn't it?
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