Syncing Kmail with laptop

Mitch Thompson mitchthompson at satx.rr.com
Wed Nov 15 12:00:30 GMT 2006


Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I may be getting mymelf a laptop, and I'd like to be able to check my
> mail from either the laptop or the desktop and resync them when I get
> home. I download my mail from several POP3 servers and I'd rather not
> leave the mail on the server after I've downloaded it to one of the
> machines. Is there an elegant solution for syncing the mail between
> two systems, or must I rsync the /.kde/share/apps/kmail directory?
>
> Note that I plan on using the entire Kontact suite soon, and I'd liek
> to have it syncronized between the machines as well. Thanks in
> advance.
>
> Dotan Cohen
>
> http://what-is-what.com/what_is/linux_distribution.html
>
>   
My answer to that was to set up an IMAPS server on my home computer, 
(the 'S' in IMAPS is for Secure) and opening that port (993) on my 
firewall.  Then I use fetchmail to gather all the mail from my various 
POP-mail accounts and store it locally.  This also allows me to run 
spamassassin and clamav on my email. 

Then, when I am off on a trip or vacation, if I can get to  an Internet 
connection, I can get to my email via IMAPS.

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