I've been grappling for some time with the problem
of sync-ing various data between desktop and laptop(s),
and decided in the end that nfs was the simplest solution
in most cases, in particular for mail and news.
This works fine for news - I use knode (and KDE),
and have exported ~/.kde/share/apps/knode/
from desktop to laptop.
I have done the same with kmail, exporting ~/Mail.
Unfortunately, all my email arrives in /var/spool/mail/ on the desktop.
When I run kmail on the desktop this is sorted and transferred to ~/Mail/.
But when I run kmail on the laptop it does not seem able
to collect mail from /var/spool/ on a different machine.
I guess I could export /var/spool/mail/ as well.
Is that the simplest solution?
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