I'm interested in accessing my IMAP accounts offline. I found that maildirs are a simple way to make it work. I found that [offlineimap] takes care of almost everything in making the IMAP->maildir sync happen. Then, I can open the account in Mutt or Wanderlust client.
One major problem, maildirs use colons in their filenames. Windows doesn't allow colons. I tried
mount -f -s -b -o managed "d:/tmp/mail" "/home/of/mail" in Cygwin, but doing an
echo test > /home/of/mail/test:file didn't work
I'm thinking about ext2fs, but I need an ext2 partition somewhere. Can I make a file into a partition somehow? I don't want to start modifying my hard drive's partition table. Besides, does anyone know if ext2fs will support colons in filenames?