[plug] Overly mobile mail solution

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Tue Mar 4 17:07:34 WST 2008

If anyone has any PC133 registered ECC ram then I'd really,
really appreciate gathering around a gigabyte of it.

One of my dual-port PIII's could do with 1 or 2gig of RAM to
do some squid testing.


On Tue, Mar 04, 2008, Paul Antoine wrote:
> Brad,
> Turns out my friend was using imapsync which is not what you want for 
> your application. I am therefore looking forward to seeing the results 
> of your experimentation.
> It is indeed nice having spare machinery for playing... and with Linux 
> it doesn't even have to be very new.  My PIII HP servers are plenty 
> quick enough for many things!
> Actually... would anyone on the list like one of my spare HPs?  I think 
> having 3 is just greedy :-) Dual PII/PIIIs, hotswap scsi, 256MB (up to 
> 1GB) ECC ram, redundant PSUs... 7U rack-mount.
> Just let me know off-list.
> P.
> Brad Campbell wrote:
> >Paul Antoine wrote:
> >>50 accounts!! What the hell were you thinking... hehe. I've not used 
> >>Cyrus IMAP for replication but have a friend who has so I'll ask and 
> >>forward his advice.
> >
> >Nah, 8 accounts but about 47 mailing lists..
> >
> >>Offline access to email is always a pain in the neck but so often also 
> >>very useful so I like your suggested solution!  Might have to try it 
> >>myself :-)
> >
> >I'm going to set up a spare box / spare laptop on the weekend and try it 
> >out kinda live so I'll see how it goes.. nothing like jumping in with 
> >both feet. I figure I can configure fetchmail to pull down twice as 
> >often as my laptop polls and just set it up to always leave mail on 
> >server, leaving my laptop to download/delete. It won't be a full-on live 
> >test, but should net me about 700 mails a day to play with. Nice having 
> >spare machinery lying around to beat on!
> >
> >I just need my mail stored local on my laptop as I'm offline as often as 
> >I'm on line, and being stuck in a boring meeting with no connectivity is 
> >a great time to catch up on my mail..
> >
> >>Anyway, I'll get back to you and the list with anything I find from my 
> >>esteemed friend who's just gone through server replication hell :-)
> >>
> >
> >I'd appreciate that. I'll also let you know the results of my testing in 
> >the next week.
> >
> >Brad
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