Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Mon Dec 11 00:47:11 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-12-10 at 21:51 +0100, roland wrote:
> But why whould I open the email in another emailclient, when I have
> the text as it is in a .ps file, which is very readable, which I can
> transform very easely into .pdf and/or send to a printer.

If you keep your mail in a recognised mail format (mailbox, maildir,
etc.), then you can do all the things with it that a *decent* mailer
provides, quite easily (reply, search through stored mail, sort in
different ways, print it, etc.).  But if you transpose it into some
other format, you limit what you can do with it.

I've been down that path before, of wanting to store messages in a way
that didn't make me dependent on a particular client, or PC.  Anything
other than a decent mail client was a chore.  You had to manually save
everything you wanted to keep, or thought you might want to keep, sort
it, and whatnot.  These days I use a local IMAP server, and with an
ordinary mail client on any local PC, I can find and read anything I've
kept over the last few years.

Now I've got a new chore coming up soon:  Upgrading the mail server box
without losing that.  Not looking forward to it...

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