Re: Curious kmail question

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On Wednesday 18 April 2007, Andy Green wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> >>>> I guess I could export this as well -
> >>>> but is there any other (simple) solution?
> >>>
> >>> Yup.  Use IMAP instead of NFS.
> >>
> >> Doesn't IMAP download the email to the local machine?
> >
> > Not unless you specifically copy mail to local folders,
> > no.  By default all you IMAP mail (in folders if you
> > have created them) is kept on the server.
> The clients pull the list of mails that exist, and can
> decide to cache mails that you have read, but should
> leave everything on the IMAP server.
> >> I am trying dovecot on the server
> >> and kmail on the laptop with an IMAP account.
> >> Maybe I have set it up wrongly,
> >> but as I said the email is downloaded to the laptop,
> >> so if I use another laptop I cannot see this email.
> >
> > I suspect that kmail isn't a very clever IMAP client
> > then.
> It does seem kmail is not as great as it could be.

Kmail works just fine with IMAP.

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