[Vmail-discuss] IMAP and webmail solutions

Chris Lightfoot chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 00:56:20 +0100

On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 02:26:46AM -0700, Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 10:20:51AM +0100, Chris Lightfoot wrote:
> > > http://www.astray.com/acmemail/devel/ -- the project was handed off a
> > > few months ago -- http://acmemail.sourceforge.net/
> > 
> > design (and, worse, JavaScript). Acmemail looks relatively
> > plausible until you observe that it uses CClient (boo!)
> > and logs in to the POP/IMAP server for every page view,
> > storing the user's password in an RDBMS.
> FWIW, you might want to watch their mailing list; there is a lot of
> developer interest -- acmemail is old & crocky looking relative to
> Sparkle which is considerably better abstracted.

OK. I'll take a look when I have a moment.

> > It will come with a (mostly complete) patch to the WU IMAP
> > server to cache metadata for BSD mailspools, which offers
> (I wish mailspools would just die.)

Yeah. I would agree, if it weren't for the fact that
dealing with large collections of files with tools in the
shell is Not Much Fun. For users with no shell accounts,
maildir is certainly a big win. (Assuming that your
filesystem is up to it....)

Chris Lightfoot -- www.ex-parrot.com/~chris/
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