[Dovecot] dovecot as gmail imap proxy

Geert Hendrickx ghen at telenet.be
Wed Jun 18 11:32:58 EEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 03:37:30PM -0700, Peter Hessler wrote:
> I <3 mutt.  Easy enough, but lots of power is available.

Yes, mutt is great! :-)

Btw, you can use mutt with dovecot without running dovecot as a daemon/server,
by putting this in your .muttrc:

set tunnel="MAIL=/home/geert/mbox /usr/pkg/libexec/dovecot/imap"

(adapt paths for your own system)

This way mutt will talk to the dovecot imap binary via stdin/stdout.  This
will also work over ssh.  This way you don't need to run dovecot as a server
and you still benefit from eg. the cache etc.


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