nnimap vs nnmaildir & nnir
Gour <gour <at> atmarama.net>
2015-07-19 08:18:21 GMT
last few months I spent with mu(4e) which was working nicely when mail
Otoh, I prefer using Gmane for mailing lists which offer superior
interface and (un)subscribing is much easier than going via mailing
lists’ software, so I’ve decided to go (back) to Gnus…
However I like mu’s capabilities when it comes to search and considering
to use notmuch (there is no nnir-mu-engine) along with Gnus, but I
looking for advice how to configure it.
There are, afaict, two options:
a) continue using mbsync to sync my remote IMAP accounts with localhost
Maildir tree and then use nnir-notmuch for searching all my email (of
course, gmane engine is used for Gmane newsgroups) and nnmaildir as
back-end for the complete mail.
b) use nnimap back-end for accessing remote IMAP email as well as imap
backend in nnir for searching ’IMAP’ mail and use nnir-notmuch for
quering my ’archive’.
Ocassionaly I have a need to receive/send mail using my Android smart
phone, so I can not simply using e.g. getmail to fetch my email to my
localhost and simply using nnmaildir therbey avoiding need for syncing.
Moreover, I remember that in the past nnmaildir was quite slow and
people were complained about its non-standard using of flags, so I’m