Using Thunderbird to Pull same e-mail from two PCs.

Derek Broughton news at
Thu May 31 14:25:53 UTC 2007

Matthew Flaschen wrote:

> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 22:18 -0400, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>>> Why not just set Thunderbird not to  delete email from the server?
>> IMAP _is the much better option if a mail account shall be shared
>> between multiple clients. It will, e.g., remember the read status, which
>> POP will not
> True, but since the account is already POP, a separate IMAP server is
> needed which adds complexity.

Not half as much, imo, as trying to keep message status straight when
leaving messages on a POP server for retrieval by multiple parties.

I use Fetchmail to fetch from gmail and drop into the Maildir directories
serviced by my local IMAP, and dovecot for the imap server.  Fetchmail
takes a little bit of setup, dovecot almost none.

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