[sylpheed:36202] Re: Always Start in Offline Mode?

Carlos Albert discomakberto at inbox.com
Fri Oct 17 13:13:11 JST 2014

Javier says:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > No, Peter, that only would prevent to check mails at startup or
> > automatically check.
> > 
> > When you want to read IMAP locally cached mails you don't wont
> > Sylpheed to connect, as when you select a folder, automatically
> > connects to the server to sync the folder, even if you have the mails
> > cached.

Peter says:

> Ah, Sorry, I did misunderstand the problem. I didn't consider the use 
> of IMAP. I use POP3 and those settings allow me to read saved mail 
> without downloading new mail until I'm ready.

Carlos says:

Thank you for your reponses. I originally used IMAP, and as Javier is 
confirming, local mails cannot be set up to always start in offline mode (that 
is, to always read local mails in offline mode without a Slypheed connection).
Thus, every time Slypheed is started, it starts in online mode, and the only 
way to go to offline mode is by using the "Work Offline" option or by clicking
the connection image. However, this offline status is not maintained between 
sessions, and again, Slypheed starts one more time in online mode when a 
new session is initiated.

I don't really understand what Peter is saying as it applies to what I am trying
to achieve, well, II mean, I know what he is describing, but those are not my 
intentions. I am not interested in reading new emails simply because I can't 
as my mail provider is no longer in service. What I have are local mails 
(MBOX files converted to native Splyphed files). One way or another, in trying
to reproduce what Peter is describing, I created a dummy POP3 account, 
and added local mail. Still, Slypheed starts in online mode, and offline mode
is not kept between sessions even if I use the "Work Offline" option. I believe
that my settings follow Peter's advice as it pertains to configuration. Still, I 
cannot make Slypheed to always start in offline mode.

By the way, if it helps in any way, I am using Slypheed 3.4.2.

Carlos Albert

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