[plug] Overly mobile mail solution

Paul Antoine paul at milleng.com.au
Fri Mar 7 14:15:02 WST 2008

I have some... will need to sort it out but suspect I have 512MB or 
maybe 1G.


Adrian Chadd wrote:
> 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.
> Adrian
> 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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