Syncing Kmail with laptop

Vayu vayu at
Wed Nov 15 16:26:20 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
I've been wanting to do it a more sophisticated way using fetchmail and 
such as others have posted, but I haven't had the time to get it going 
yet. I also don't have my computers accessible over the web and don't 
want to.

I do it using only the client. I'm using Thunderbird, so you would have 
to figure out the details with kmail.

I keep my laptop on the local network, it downloads from my various pop 
accounts using Thunderbird. Then my desktop has Thunderbird pointing 
it's maildirectory and profile over to the laptop which is mounted as a 
local share using Samba and fstab. Everything I receive and send stays 
on the laptop. When I run out of the house with the laptop it has 
everything on it. When I go back home then my desktop accesses 
everything I've done while I was gone. (I actually do pretty much the 
same thing with all my data)

(I would love to use kmail but my second desktop has windows, I have to 
use it often and I do the same trick with Thunderbird on that machine. I 
like kmail better but I haven't found a windows client that can read the 
kmail files from my laptop.)

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