Syncing Kmail with laptop

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu Nov 16 07:45:16 UTC 2006

On 15/11/06, Vayu <vayu at> wrote:
> 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.)

That actually sounds like a great idea. Only thing is, the laptop
would have to be powered on 24/7.

Dotan Cohen

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