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Hi, I have netscape ( actually Mozilla ) setup as my IMAP mail client on my RedHat 7.2 box. What's really annoying me is the fact that when I get a new mail with an attachment, it takes a long time to "open" the mail ( it seems that it is first downloading the attachment), yet, when it has finished "downloading" the attachemnt, and I want to save it, it downloads it again!!!!!
This might not seem to be a problem, but if you get a 4MB attachment, it's actually 8MB I'm waiting to download and that really gets on my nerves cause I don't have alot of bandwidth.
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by:jlevie
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I think that's a Mozilla problem. I'm using Evolution with an IMAP server and it only downloads a message once, when you open the message. The difference appears to be that Evolution caches the message when it's downloaded, so a save just uses the cached info.
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by:psimation
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Thanks Jim
I downloaded Evolution, WOW, was I impressed! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for, one teenyweeny problem that you might be able to help with?

I have about 8 accounts, they are all configured and work beautifuly, BUT, when I have clicked on one of my accounts and downloaded the mail, there is absolutely no indication whatsoever of which one of my accounts is actually shown on the screen. I'm not sure if you understand what I mean; if I clcik the inbox of one of the accounts, it doesn't stay indented or show at the top Inbox for this-and-that, so if I leave my pc and come back after a while and forgot which box I checked, I really can't see with a glance which one is open. It's not a huge thing, guess it's something I can get used to, but it sort of helps me to "organise" my mail to see what I have open; the closest I could get to solving it was to use the folder view instead of the shortcut view, but I kind of like the shortcut view cause it's easy to access the diary etc, and to view both is just that bit too much. Hey , so I'm difficult...

Anyway, if you have no solution, you will receive an A grade as per usual. Thanks for "introducing" this new mail cleint to me...
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jlevie earned 200 total points
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To be able to tell what INBOX the current set of headers belongs to you have to have the "Folder Bar" enabled. It doesn't take up that much space if you squeeze it to just enough to show the account names and folders.
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by:psimation
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Ah well, can't have EVERYTHING going my way...

Will do for now, I will post something on their website asking for it in future releases ( we poor sods with only 1024x768 pixels are pretty protective when it comes to "wasting" valuable pixels...)

Thanks anyways, Evolution is by far the best client I have seen for Linux so far.

PS, I have been able to run it under KDE and then had a lockup when working with the diary, was this a random lockup or is it better for me to rather move over to gnome permanently?
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by:jlevie
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Dunno, I've only used under Gnome and haven't had any lockups with it in months. The versions that gave me problems were pretty early in the development cycle.
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