QUOTE(spanky @ Jul 6 2006, 02:46 AM)
Is it possible using the default mail program to set folders to be synced for offline use? I had the default up and running using IMAP with my mail server, and all of my email headers would appear, but when I exited email and went back in it had all disappeared, and then had to be downloaded again.
Which model and ROM are you running? The answer will depend on that.
I am suspicious that it may not be that IMAP is broken but that it's a qtopia issue.
On my 2.38, I stopped using the GUI to call qtmail as if I tapped too hard or long, it would open qtmail several times and close them in reverse order, totally forgetting about the POP mail I had already downloaded.
I solved the problem by starting qtmail from the console.
The other reason could be it doesn't finish writing it's index files because of a bus error...overloaded memory. You won't see that if you don't run from command line. My Z forgets that it's downloaded mail and downloads multiple copies if I'm not careful! They don't show up in qtmail but do show when I examine the inbox from the console.
Don't know if what I'm saying applies to your particular ROM, but IMO these are issues worth considering.
If the default app is unable to do this, are there any others that provide good integration with an IMAP server? including offline use?
I can tell you that tkcMail does IMAP but my Version: 2.1-050405 copy screws up the date and time stamp info, seeming to be hard-coded at GMT, won't give me access to attachments, is unable to display email with certain character combos in it (such as >>), erratically eats characters in outgoing email (i.e., symbols like = and `) and re-downloads any IMAP emails I may have erased when off-line.
Now, I don't know much about IMAP but I do know that the only way I can be sure of not downloading the same IMAP email again with tkcMail is to do my erasing while online. I'm afraid this may be a standard feature of IMAP. Does anyone know?
Lots of people like Mutt and Pine and I'd suggest you check them out. They are more work to install, but at least you can configure them to your own liking.
With all my problems with tkcMail, I'm still using it as it does generally perform better than the qtmail in 2.38, but that isn't saying much. I just haven't had the time it would take to switch to Mutt or Pine.