Øyvind Olsholt | 12 May 16:22 2011
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Clearing the IMAP cache

Hello,

I am using IMAP and would like to minimise the size of the Becky folder
in order to make backing up processes more efficient. Clearing the IMAP
cache (in Tools | General Setup | Advanced) would probably do the trick,
but I hesitate to check this option as I am not sure what it does. For
example, I have manually attached a lot of messages to each other via
the Thread Manager. Will I lose these customisations if I clear the
cache? The help file gives no clues.

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Øyvind Olsholt

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david | 13 May 14:25 2011
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Re: Clearing the IMAP cache


--- In beckymail@..., Øyvind Olsholt <oyvind <at> ...> wrote:
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> Hello,
> 
> I am using IMAP and would like to minimise the size of the Becky folder
> in order to make backing up processes more efficient. Clearing the IMAP
> cache (in Tools | General Setup | Advanced) would probably do the trick,
> but I hesitate to check this option as I am not sure what it does. For
> example, I have manually attached a lot of messages to each other via
> the Thread Manager. Will I lose these customisations if I clear the
> cache? The help file gives no clues.
> 
> -- 
> Øyvind Olsholt
>
I've always had the 'clear cache' checked and have never lost thread information or flag or priority or
color settings. The help file states that it is for mail items. What else should it say, since it's just a
cache?  good luck. 
david 

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Øyvind Olsholt | 13 May 21:24 2011
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Re: Re: Clearing the IMAP cache

On Fri, 13 May 2011 12:25:26 -0000 david wrote:

>  I've always had the 'clear cache' checked and have never lost thread
> information or flag or priority or color settings. The help file
> states that it is for mail items. What else should it say, since it's
> just a cache? good luck. 

I checked it now and closed Becky. Opened it again and everything's fine.
I was just afraid to do something which immediately seemed like a good
idea but might have unexpected and unknown consequences. Thanks for the
comment.

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david | 14 May 00:01 2011
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Re: Clearing the IMAP cache

--- In beckymail@..., Øyvind Olsholt <oyvind <at> ...> wrote:
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> On Fri, 13 May 2011 12:25:26 -0000 david wrote:
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> >  I've always had the 'clear cache' checked and have never lost thread
> > information or flag or priority or color settings. The help file
> > states that it is for mail items. What else should it say, since it's
> > just a cache? good luck. 
> 
> I checked it now and closed Becky. Opened it again and everything's fine.
> I was just afraid to do something which immediately seemed like a good
> idea but might have unexpected and unknown consequences. Thanks for the
> comment.
> 
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> Øyvind Olsholt
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Good. I felt it would be fine. Thanks for the feedback. And I made a note about the cache. Adding a pop-up
window to explain that a cache is to hold copies of data for improved performance isn't a bad idea. And I
share the fear of doing what 'seemed like a good idea' and regretting it - like the time I installed a beta
version of IE8 - I still have scars from that...  
david 

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john | 20 May 11:27 2011
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New user

Hello,

Can someone help. I am potentially a customer of Becky. But I have a simple problem, which Becky seems to be
different to other email clients. If I reply to a message, and want to include the existing messages, I have
to 'cite' the text. I'm ok with that. But the editor illogically compared to other clients, puts the cursor
to the bottom of the cite, so I need to scroll to the top to enter my message. All other clients go there
automatically. Is there a button or option I am missing?

Secondly, I think the only wayto backup the email accounts is manually by copying the whole becky
directory, is that correct?

Thanks

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Michael Levy | 20 May 15:51 2011

Re: New user

On Fri, 20 May 2011 09:27:16 -0000 john wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Can someone help. I am potentially a customer of Becky. But I have a simple problem, which Becky seems to be
different to other email clients. If I reply to a message, and want to include the existing messages, I have
to 'cite' the text. I'm ok with that. But the editor illogically compared to other clients, puts the cursor
to the bottom of the cite, so I need to scroll to the top to enter my message. All other clients go there
automatically. Is there a button or option I am missing?
>
>Secondly, I think the only wayto backup the email accounts is manually by copying the whole becky
directory, is that correct?

Oh no here we go... top post vs bottom post.

Just because the others take you there does not mean it is right!  ;-)

Becky follows the accepted method... leave the prior information at the
top and add your comments below.

Unfortunately the M$oft free stuff does not do that and so many people
believe it is the best way.

Consider this answer message... if I had put my comments at the top and
you had not seen the prior message would you be as well informed on the
subject as you would be when it is done like this?

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Gleason | 20 May 15:57 2011

Re: New user


Michael,

>  
>   
>     
>                 
> On Fri, 20 May 2011 09:27:16 -0000 john wrote:
>  
 >>Hello,
 >>
 >>Can someone help. I am potentially a customer of Becky. But I have a simple problem, which Becky seems to be
different to other email clients. If I reply to a message, and want to include the existing messages, I have
to 'cite' the text. I'm ok with that. But the editor illogically compared to other clients, puts the cursor
to the bottom of the cite, so I need to scroll to the top to enter my message. All other clients go there
automatically. Is there a button or option I am missing?
 >>
 >>Secondly, I think the only wayto backup the email accounts is manually by copying the whole becky
directory, is that correct?
>  
>  Oh no here we go... top post vs bottom post.
>  
>  Just because the others take you there does not mean it is right!  ;-)
>  
>  Becky follows the accepted method... leave the prior information at the
>  top and add your comments below.
>  
>  Unfortunately the M$oft free stuff does not do that and so many people
>  believe it is the best way.
>  
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Hans Leander | 20 May 17:44 2011

Re: New user

> Consider this answer message... if I had put my comments at the top and
> you had not seen the prior message would you be as well informed on the
> subject as you would be when it is done like this?

And for the many more people who actually follow discussions on lists,
they have to, every single darn time, scroll down to see bottom-posted
messages. 

I am so glad we are having this discussion again :-) :-)

Hans L

On Fri, 20 May 2011 09:51:28 -0400
Michael Levy wrote:

> On Fri, 20 May 2011 09:27:16 -0000 john wrote:
> 
> >Hello,
> >
> >Can someone help. I am potentially a customer of Becky. But I have a simple problem, which Becky seems to be
different to other email clients. If I reply to a message, and want to include the existing messages, I have
to 'cite' the text. I'm ok with that. But the editor illogically compared to other clients, puts the cursor
to the bottom of the cite, so I need to scroll to the top to enter my message. All other clients go there
automatically. Is there a button or option I am missing?
> >
> >Secondly, I think the only wayto backup the email accounts is manually by copying the whole becky
directory, is that correct?
> 
> Oh no here we go... top post vs bottom post.
> 
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john | 20 May 17:44 2011
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Re: New user

But when I do reply to with even this Yahoo user group, it goes to the top, as all other apps I use. Can you tell me
one other app that goes to the bottom?
Maybe I'll give Becky! a miss if this is the type of group I have joined!

John

--- In beckymail@..., Gleason <sombrero <at> ...> wrote:
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> Michael,
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> > On Fri, 20 May 2011 09:27:16 -0000 john wrote:
> >  
>  >>Hello,
>  >>
>  >>Can someone help. I am potentially a customer of Becky. But I have a simple problem, which Becky seems to
be different to other email clients. If I reply to a message, and want to include the existing messages, I
have to 'cite' the text. I'm ok with that. But the editor illogically compared to other clients, puts the
cursor to the bottom of the cite, so I need to scroll to the top to enter my message. All other clients go there
automatically. Is there a button or option I am missing?
>  >>
>  >>Secondly, I think the only wayto backup the email accounts is manually by copying the whole becky
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Jody Holmes | 20 May 18:11 2011
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Re: New user

Quoting john on Friday, May 20, 2011  <at>  10:58 AM:

> Can you tell me one other app that goes to the bottom?

Thunderbird, Sylpheed & TheBat! all do.

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