Syncing Kmail with laptop

Mitch Thompson mitchthompson at
Wed Nov 15 12:00:30 UTC 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
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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