Lumail - The console email client


IMAP Access

Assuming you have the required dependencies present, which are covered below, then you can configure your instance of lumail to use a remote IMAP server via the following settings:

 --
 -- Defaults
 --
 Config:set( "imap.cache", HOME .. "/.lumail2/imap.cache" )
 Config:set( "imap.proxy", "/etc/lumail2/perl.d/imap-proxy" )
 Config:set( "index.sort", "none" )
 Config:set( "index.fast", "1" )

 --
 -- Account details
 --
 Config:set( "imap.server",   "imaps://imap.gmail.com/" )
 Config:set( "imap.username", "username" )
 Config:set( "imap.password", "password" )

How IMAP Works

All IMAP operations are carried out by talking to a persistent program imap-proxy which connects to the remote IMAP server and also listens upon a Unix domain-socket.

When Lumail wishes to perform an action, such as listing the remote folders, it will open a connection to the domain-socket, send the request, and read the reply.

Lumail will launch the proxy-process when necessary, and it will read the connection-details via environmental variables.

If you prefer you can launch the proxy manually:

 export imap_username=steve
 export imap_password=bob
 export imap_server=imaps://imap.example.com

 perl /etc/lumail2/perl.d/imap-proxy --verbose

With this running you can then launch Lumail.

IMAP Dependencies

Ensure you have the required dependencies:

 apt-get install libnet-imap-client libjson-perl