Mailsync for Email System Utilities Publisher's description
from Tomas Pospisek
Mailsync provides a way of synchronizing a collection of mailboxes.
Mailsync is a way of synchronizing a collection of mailboxes. The algorithm is a 3-way diff. Two mailboxes are simultaneously compared to a record of the state of both mailboxes at last sync.
New messages and message deletions are propagated between the two mailboxes. If you're familiar with CVS, it's the same principle, except there's no opportunity for conflicts.
Mailsync can be used for many things. You can use it if your mail is kept on an IMAP server, but your favorite mail client doesn't totally grok IMAP. You can keep your mail in arbitrarily many places and keep it all consistent.
Mailsync is based on the "c-client" library developed at the University of Washington. C-client was designed for writing IMAP clients, but it also can access local mailbox files in many formats, with a nearly consistent API.
Mailsync's mailboxes can be on IMAP servers, on the local filesystem in UNIX, MH, or any other format c-client supports.
What about "detached client" mode in an IMAP client? Mailsync attempts to solve the same problem in a different way.
The "detached client" idea assumes that there's a master server and a periodically-connected client. Mailsync does not designate a server or a client. (In fact, it acts sort of like a client that arbitrates between two servers.)
System Requirements:В· c-client library
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install Only