Having solved my main problem with IMAPS -
opening a peephole to port 993 on my modem at home -
I have read the 843 messages waiting for me,
but then found a lesser hurdle waiting for me.
I only get recent email on my laptop in rainy Italy
after I run kmail on my server in sunny(?) Ireland.
This isn't actually any problem, as I don't have to read the email there,
just start kmail and stop it after it initialises.
But is there a simpler way of dealing with this?
I don't see any setting in kmail on my laptop
that will bring up recent email on the server.
(Email in the server is fetched from various mail-servers
and left in /var/spool/mail/... and collected from there by kmail.)
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