The Next Generation of Mail Clients
Posted Feb 27, 2004 20:06 UTC (Fri) by asbjornsabo
Parent article: The Next Generation of Mail Clients
Thanks for the review! I have read parts of it, and found it interesting. There is one thing I seem to miss, however (I may have overlooked it, though), and that is information on how (i.e. in which format) mail is stored. This is vitally important, at least to me. I want to have my mail in a format other programs can access. (For the time beeing, maildir is my preferred format.)
I had to use Outlook for some years, and as we know, Outlook stores the mail in a proprietary format, and have very limited (read: practically none) facilities for exporting mail. It is possible to recover mail lost to Outlook, but due to the work and difficulties involved, it is not practical. So I still have 300MB of mail only accessible from Outlook. I do not want to get into that situation again.
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