On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 12:27:59PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I don't think so.
> With kmail, when you set up a new Account,
> you are asked if you want to use POP or IMAP,
> and I opted for IMAP.
> Admittedly dovecot on my desktop
> seems to say it will accept IMAP or POP connections.
>> Are you actually using kmail + dovecot without NFS?
> If so, where does kmail store your email?
>> I can get exactly what I want by connecting to my desktop
> from my laptop with ssh, and then running kmail on the desktop.
> My question is, can I get attain the same outcome with IMAP?
Okay - It seems folk are throwing around solutions in the hope that one
sticks .. IMAP is, most probably, what you want ..
IMAP is a mail server - so your mail no longer gets delivered to
/var/spool/mail or wherever it normally would ..
Instead, on your desktop, you'd use something like fetchmail to download
your mail (instead of letting kmail do it ) .. fetchmail delivers to a
local spool, which kmail should never touch - instead, point dovecot (or
your preferred IMAP server) at that spool / store and point all kmail
instances at the IMAP server.
Your mail should now be in sync
Easiest way to transfer old mail already in the store on the desktop is
to use kmail, create a folder / folders in your IMAP account, and
drag'n'drop to your hearts' content !
Hope this helps !
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