Rather than keep creeping the size of the last post, here’s the deal: I’m installing an IMAP server locally on my Macs so that I can:

  • Access the email from Mail.app without having to be "offline" or syncronize of the network.
  • Syncronize my home without having a ton of email in two different forms: emlx and maildir.
  • Access my mail from the linux command line using Mutt.

The old drawback I see to this (so far) is the inability to access my archived maildirs from my webmail client.

http://www.theatrain.net/pantherimaps.html

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040607093759160