Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to tobias Eichner)
I 'synchronise' POP accounts by:
1 - leaving on server for 122 days (4 months)
2 - bcc all mails to myself.
If you don't want to do this you could use a soft symbolic link. For details open Terminal and type:
then hit return.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 6:05 AM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
Yes, I already thought about to use a symbolic link. But I was unsure if this is really working the long run.
I wonder if it would be also possible to adjust the path of mail storage directly in Mail's plist file ? I had a look at the file, but I'm not sure about where/what to modify.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to tobias Eichner)
I don't normally use Mail. I maintain a test account to answer user questions. For this I normally stick to default locations.
My main email client is SeaMonkey - a few details here: http://links.zero.eu.org/seamonkey/
SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird which I used earlier, have a relative/absolute addressing option which makes it easier to change locations. I put all mail and SeaMonkey preferences in a folder at ~/SeaMonkey
I have looked at Mail's plist (you will need developer tools for this) and it uses addresses of this form: ~/Library/Mail/POPemail@example.com in a considerable number of places. You would have to edit each of these and be prepared for difficulties every time an account is changed or the Application is updated. It would be simpler and more robust to place soft symbolic links at ~/Library/Mail for each computer/user. I suspect that robustness would be further improved with soft links at ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist. This should ensure that common plist and email locations are used by all. I am not sure if this will introduce a few Apple security hurdles but if it does they can probably be overcome.
I am a little busy today but if you experience difficulties with this I have sufficient test facilities to try a few things.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
Well, perhaps SeaMonkey is really an alternative. I'm using that on some Windows PCs successfully. Well, guess I need to have a closer look at the latest Mac version.
Thank you very much for your efforts. I'm looking forward to hear from you.