Email Heaven

I have just migrated my email over to a new VPS. Okay, a not-so-new VPS. I’ve had it for a while, but it’s only now that I’ve gotten around to taking care of the email migration. I love IMAP. I seriously don’t think that I could ever go back to using POP for my email.

I love the Maildir format too. Just tar the the Maildir directory, copy over to the new server, untar it, change the A record for to point there, and BAM – everything works transparently. There’s no need to reconfigure the email client.

I got a Sony Ericsson M600i on Tuesday, and it’s making me appreciate IMAP even more. I usually receive emails from two high traffic lists: the forum posts, and the Moodle cvs commits list. I have these emails filtered to different folders. My phone is not subscribed to these folders. There’s not much value in having these emails go to my mobile phone because:

  1. I’ll have to pay more for the data transfer
  2. If I’m reading emails on my phone, it means that I don’t have my notebook with me anyway.

Now all I need is for Apple to release an updated version of iSync with the coming OS X 10.4.8 update, and I’ll be a happy M600i user.

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