reading mail

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at
Sun Feb 8 09:46:58 CET 2009

2009/2/8 William Kenworthy <billk at>:
> On Sun, 2009-02-08 at 19:39 +1300, Robin Paulson wrote:
>> 2009/2/8 Seth Rothenberg <seth at>:
>> > I have a funny question.
>> > I am going to be travelling,
>> > and hopefully will get my FR online somehow....
> ...
>> yep, i get my gmail on the fr, via imap in qtmail on 2008.12
>> it's slow as hell, and the connection often times out, but it's
>> excellent having my e-mail with me wherever i go, and have the ability
>> to read whatever attachments i get sent
> by slow - how many emails?  It used to be very slow with a few dozen,
> and impossible if you have a large inbox - is this still the case? (I
> last tried with an early 2008)


i'm a compulsive hoarder, so nothing ever gets deleted

there are a few things that bug me with qt mail, though. maybe someone can help:
if i press 'get all mail', it only downloads the headers of messages.
to get the entire mail, i have to open the mail, and press 'download
this message', which is slow and clunky if there are 10 or so, and i
want to read them offline

so, is there a setting to force qtmail to get the entire message when
it arrives, or to bulk download a selection of messages?

and, is there any way to select which folders are retrieved?

in fact, is there any documentation for qtmail, online?

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