On Wed 18 Apr 2007, Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> > 1. If I ran IMAP properly, would the upshot be the same
> > as if I connected to my desktop from my laptop with ssh,
> > ran kmail on my desktop and viewed it on my laptop
> > (which is what I am doing now)?
>> Yes, but even simpler :)
I don't want it to be "simpler";
I want it to be the same.
[I don't mind if the method of getting there is simpler.]
> With IMAP, everything stays on the server, and are copied to the client
> only as/when needed. You can have 10 versions of kmail looking at the
> same IMAP folder and each will see _all_ the messages.
Just to be clear -
does IMAP leave the email in /var/spool/mail/ on my desktop?
Or does it store it in its own place?
If so, where? and in mbox or maildir format?
You say it is copied to the client as/when needed.
But if it is copied to laptop A
then surely email on A will look different to email on B?
As I said in another posting,
if you could tell me exactly what happens to a single item of email
in your scenario, I may understand what is meant to happen.
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