Timothy Murphy wrote:
> On Wed 18 Apr 2007, John Allen wrote:
>>>>>> But as far as I could see, when I ran kmail (with an imap account)
>>>> on my laptop the email was downloaded from my desktop to the laptop,
>>>> which wasn't what I wanted.
>>>> Maybe I set up the IMAP account on kmail on my laptop incorrectly?
>>>>>> Maybe you set it up as a POP account by accident.
>>>> 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 was using KMail with Cyrus, but Dovecot should be the same.
I don't see what NFS has to do with it, as the client should not
be accessing the mail files directly but via the IMAP server.
> 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?
>>I do this right now at multiple locations using Cyrus, and a combination
on my desktops, and KMail on my server.
> I did google for this, and while I didn't look at a huge number of sites,
> none of the ones I looked at seemed to concern themselves
> with the precise question I am asking.
> If anyone has such an URL I would be grateful for it.
>> I realise I could attain the desired end by running a differnt mailer
> in place of kmail.
>>This definitely not a kmail problem. KMail supports two types of IMAP
connection, one is server only, the other is where is supports diconnected
operation (ie. caches mail locally). I'd bet you selected that type, as
it may be
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