I sense I'm hitting my head against walls that others have hit before ... I find references here and there on this list (and other sites) but I'm not able to find much in the way of answers. One of the big reasons I had for getting the Zaurus was the belief that I could take my email on the road (without having to boot up my laptop - a huge Dell Inspiron 9300). Unfortunately, everywhere I look I get headaches ... can anyone shed any light on any of these?
QTMail (default mailer):
Tried using this initially ... until I realized it doesn't do SSL (the servers I connect to use IMAP over SSL and SMTP over SSL). Rules this one out straight away unfortunately.
My first preference - I use this on my full sized laptop for my IMAP accounts (alongside Eudora for my POP accounts) ... jumped through various hoops to get it working, finally got it working ... only to find that it's too darn slow. I can handle it taking a minute or 2 to start up (I just won't shut it down) but taking ages to change views between emails, from recieve to send and so-on (because of X/Qt) just makes it too hard to use (the time taken to check and reply to email is about the same as it takes for me to take out my big laptop, find somewhere to put it and do the same thing!).
Looked promising but it still seems to take ages to do anything (and doesn't actually tell you if it's doing something or if it's just crashed). Also doesn't seem to be able to (easily) just go online, grab all new mail then pop offline again for perusal later (like you can with Thunderbird). I could be wrong - can someone more familiar with this point me in the right direction (preferrably to some documentation on how to use it - I still haven't found any yet!)?
An old favorite of mine ... managed to get it working (lost about half an hour fighting a corrupt version of libncurses though). Until I realized that the Zaurus doesn't have sendmail. Or does it? I haven't been able to find anything but then again I hear people on the list using Pine and Mutt (see below) ... has anyone gotten SendMail working?
A friend's favorite ... I figure I can't be a well rounded Linux person if I wasn't familiar with both Pine and Mutt ... but same problem - it seems to rely on SendMail.
So there we go. Just a simple task - the ability to log into an SSL-IMAP server, grab email, go offline, read/reply to mails, pop back online then send them (via SSL-SMTP). You'd think it'd be dead easy ... but I've had no luck so far.
Anyone got any hints or pointers? Or is it really this hard?