jamatos at fc.up.pt
Mon Feb 23 10:42:55 UTC 2009
On Monday 23 February 2009 10:30:11 Eli Wapniarski wrote:
> Why are you caching imap. Do you need to carry the mail offline? Why not
> simply leave it on the server.
I leave it on the server it just happens that I also have a local copy. :-)
I had several problems when using just imap due to the latency in the
The latency in imap is noticeable if you are reading a large message, you have
to wait for the message to be downloaded. At the same time if you are skimming
over small messages just as I do in several folders (like cvslog for Fedora)
it gets easy to notice the delay.
Some of the imap accounts that I use have not so generous quotas (this one I
am using has 512 MB) that means that sometimes I have to move locally messages
for larger folders. If I did this with imap kmail would slowdown for quite a
large time with dimap it is reasonable and bearable.
And also sometimes I am in places with no connectivity and then it is quite
nice to be able to read your email while I wait for the next train/plane.
kmail become useful again after using dimap. :-)
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