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On (18/04/07 14:25), Timothy Murphy said:
> > 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 really need to go and look up what IMAP actually is. It _doesn't_
move mail anywhere, it simply offer's a protocol to clients to read mail
which is stored in a certain place, in a certain format. The place and
format are generally configurable.
> 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?
>It's _COPIED_, not taken, erased or anything else. So, if a mail is
delivered to ~/Mail on your desktop, with kmail configured to use an
IMAP server on your desktop, both laptop A and desktop B (using the same
configuration for kmail) will see the email when it arrives. When you
delete it on either A or B, it'll be removed from ~/Mail by the IMAP
John Madden -- john at jmadden.eu
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